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Start 2017 with Healthy Gums and a Great Smile!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Ring in the new year with a clean bill of oral health!

     If you have chronic bad breath, bleeding gums, swollen gums, unstable teeth, or receding gums, you could have peridontitis--without even knowing you have it.  Initially, you may have not noticeable symptoms!

     Periodontitis, or gum disease, is a serious bacterial infection of you gums and jawbone.

     Left untreated, it can lead to major health problems such as stroke, heart disease, diabetes and pregnancy complications.

Here's Where It All Starts...

     Gingivitis, the mildest form of gum disease is often reversible with good oral hygiene and professional cleanings.  If left ignored, gingivitis progresses into more severe periodontal disease.

     Periodontistis is often caused by improper brushing and/or lack of daily flossing!  Prolonged exposure to bacteria and toxins in dental plaque can inflame your gums.

     Left untreated, advanced gum infection can lead to inflammation elsewhere in your body!

     An infection in you gums can also destroy the ligaments that anchor your teeth, cause your gums to recede, or break down the bone that holds them in place.  That's when teeth loosen and gums recede.

     Receding fums may not seem like a big deal.  However, they expose your tooth roots, which are highly susceptible to decay and can make your teeth miserably sensitive to hot and cold.

Here's Where It All Ends...

There's a lot you can do at home to prevent gum disease.  However, once it takes hold, no amount of home care will be enough.  You'll need immediate treatment.  Don't delay.  Schedule your complimentary consultation now!  Call 732-577-0555.

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