Gum Disease Does Affect Over All Health!
POSTED BY: Manpreet Mangat
DID YOU KNOW THAT AS MANY AS 1 IN 2 CANADIANS HAVE GINGIVITIS THAT COULD LEAD TO TOOTH LOSS? ARE YOU ONE OF THEM?
IT IS MORE THAN BAD BREATH; IT IS INFLAMMATION OF THE GUMS CAUSED BY BUILD UP OF PLAQUE THAT COULD LEAD TO PERIODONTAL DISEASE, A SERIOUS AND CHRONIC BACTERIAL INFECTION THAT AFFECTS THE GUMS AND BONES SUPPORTING THE TEETH.
IF UNCHECKED, PERIODONTAL DISEASE CAN LEAD TO TOOTH LOSS.
GINGIVITIS IS COMPLETELY CURABLE. PERIODONTAL DISEASE IS NOT.
There is an established, scientific link between your ORAL HEALTH and your OVERALL HEALTH: Specific associations have been made between oral health and certain chronic conditions.
— If you have periodontal disease, your chance of developing heart disease may jump by 19 percent.
— If you have diabetes, you may have a greater risk of developing periodontal disease. Dental hygiene and mouth-rinse/
antibiotic treatment for periodontal disease may help reduce blood sugar levels in people with diabetes by as much as 11 percent.
Lung disease— Patients in long-term-care facilities or hospital intensive-care units who practice good oral hygiene care may
reduce their risk of developing pneumonia by as much as 58 percent.
Preterm low birth weight (PTLBW)
— PTLBW accounts for about 80 percent of all infant deaths that occur around the time of birth and may cause long-term disabilities. Dental hygiene services for pregnant women with periodontal disease (including gingivitis) may reduce the risk of PTLBW by 50 percent.
Here at our office in Brampton, we do a detailed examination of your teeth and gums that may include x-rays. We collect the baseline data during your initial visit here at our dental office in Brampton to make a full treatment plan. During your visit you will be educated and informed on the status of your oral health, a treatment plan will be made based on your needs.
Please follow Oral Self Care Recommendations made by your Dental Hygienist:
• Floss 1x daily
• Brush 2x a day as instructed
• Use antibacterial oral rinse such as Listerine-No Alcohol 30 seconds morning and night
• Use your Tongue Cleaner to remove bacteria from your tongue after you brush
• Go for your Recommended Cleaning Appointments
The Dentist is here to DIAGNOSE any conditions related to TOOTH DECAY OR ORAL GUM DISEASE:
• Please feel free to address any questions you may have regarding your specific treatment plan
• You may ask any one of our Dental Professionals, if you have questions about your oral condition or recommendations
• Visit your Dentist regularly for check-ups
• Tooth decay if left untreated, will progress and can lead to Root Canal Treatment or Extraction (removal of tooth).