Periodontal Care in Seattle Vital for Overall Health
Dental Specialties Northwest is the only practice you will need for periodontal care.
While you may think your gums are healthy they need to be examined to determine if you are suffering from gingivitis or periodontal disease.
Your gums along with your bone support your teeth. If they aren’t healthy you will probably need dental implants. Regular periodontal care prevents gum disease.
Flossing and Periodontal care
You may or may not know that skipping your daily floss could lead to serious issues. To be truly healthy every part of your body needs to be running like clockwork. That means no inflammation, anywhere.
Don’t forget your oral cavity is just like the rest of your body. In other words every part of you is susceptible to swelling and infection.
Your team from Dental Specialties Northwest explains that kidney and heart disease along with osteoporosis, asthma, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and even cancer are connected to oral health problems, specifically gum disease. In fact, there are over 120 health problems that have been linked to dental problems.
Confidence and Overall Health
Having a beautiful smile is good for your confidence, but it also does wonders for overall health.
Your teeth and gums play a huge roll in overall health; in fact, your gums could literally make you sick if you don’t take care of them properly.
Scientists believe there is a link between gum disease and diseases such as COPD. The link is inflammation.
The worse your gum disease the bigger the chance of being diagnosed with congenital heart failure or having a stroke.
For example, if you have gingivitis, which is easily curable, you won’t be in the high risk category for a heart attack.
On the other hand, if you let gingivitis get out of control, you will no doubt be dealing with periodontal disease. Also called periodontitis, this dangerous disease can lead to tooth loss, but it gets much worse than that causing serious health issues for everyone who suffers from it.
Overall Health and Periodontal Care
When your gums recede and pull away from the teeth forming small pockets, food debris will become trapped.
If you are slack about brushing and flossing and over all peridontal care chances are you’ve got some of those pockets yourself. Those pockets allow bacteria to enter your bloodstream attaching itself to your blood and heart vessels.
If you leave this non-curable disease to itself you will eventually lose your teeth, worse yet suffer from a heart attack.
While it may seem impossible, people who have suffered heart attacks and those with COPD have a higher incidence of periodontal disease.
Want to learn more? Contact your Seattle dentist for more information regarding periodontal care today.