Whole Body Health
It’s estimated that more than half of U.S. adults have gingivitis. Gingivitis, in some cases, can lead to periodontitis (gum disease), and that has been linked to many other serious health problems.
Gum disease can cause bleeding, swelling, bad breath, pain, receding gums and tooth loss. But it doesn’t always stop there. You oral health is the beginning point for your whole body’s health and wellness. It is imperative that we stop problems before they even start!
Gum disease causes a build up of bacteria in deep pockets between the teeth and gums. That bacteria can transfer to your bloodstream when gums bleed, putting you at a much higher risk to develop the following health problems:
- • Stroke
- • Respiratory Disease
- • Heart Disease
- • Diabetes
- • Ulcers
- • Osteoporosis
- • Arthritis
- • Pre-Term Births
Imagine serious conditions like these starting with your gums! This list is likely to grow as more studies about gum disease are conducted. There are a number of other oral conditions such as tooth decay, TMJ and halitosis that can also lead more serious health problems throughout your body. There’s no telling what you could prevent by visiting the dentist regularly.
We at Gridley Dental Arts are dedicated to your overall health. We want our patients to be happy and healthy in every way! We stay up-to-date on the latest treatment options—including gum and TMJ treatments— to ensure your optimal health. Enjoy peace of mind thanks to our comprehensive exams. If you have any questions regarding your health, don’t hesitate to ask. We’ll communicate clearly and work together to achieve your best health.