Yes, absolutely. Over the years, we have found a direct link between your oral health and overall health. Important to note that chronic oral infections like periodontitis can have a negative affect with people with heart disease and diabetes.
The American Academy of Periodontology has released a study showing that half of all people over 55 have gum disease. Furthermore, gum disease is also the primary reason people over 35 years and older lose their teeth.
Here are several signs that you could have gum diseases:
- Persistent bad breath
- Bleeding gums
- Loose teeth
- Sour taste in the mouth
- Swollen, tender gums
- Sensitive teeth
According to researchers, gum disease has also been linked to a stroke, osteoporosis, diabetes, respiratory disease, and even preterm babies.
The key to good dental health is consistency. Simple brushing and flossing techniques should be applied at a young age and continued throughout adulthood to assure healthy gums. Make sure to see your dentist for regular check-ups as well as he or she can discover some of these signs and treat them early on.
At Capital Dental Clinic, we take great pride in understanding our patient’s needs and offering the best advice to your dental goals. We believe in being transparent to our patients and delivering the best results possible. For more info on the services that we offer, feel free to contact us and our team will be happy to assist you!