Early gum disease detection may help avoid more serious problems.

The Hidden Dangers of Gum Disease to Your Health

Gum disease can become a serious problem for one’s oral health. Bacterially-infected gums and soft tissues, if left untreated, can deteriorate to the point of tooth loss. But studies point to even larger dangers. Let’s start with a definition. In its earliest, mildest form, gum disease is known as gingivitis – an inflammation of gum…

Diabetes and periodontal disease can be prevented.

The Relationship Between Diabetes and Periodontal Disease

For those affected by diabetes – almost 8% of the American population by some estimates – related health problems can complicate your life.  Potential circulatory, vision, kidney, and nerve issues require diabetics to carefully monitor their blood glucose levels and manage their disease. But periodontal disease, or gum disease, is also a significant related illness…

The Dangers of Periodontitis

Periodontitis is the term for gum disease. It refers to an infection of the gums and nearby tissue. Along with gingivitis, periodontitis is classed as a periodontal disease. Periodontitis is the more advanced form. Periodontal diseases are the main cause of most tooth loss. They are thus not to be taken lightly. Yet periodontal diseases…