Tag: gum disease

Tooth Loss Could Predict Future Health

Tooth loss is a common effect of aging. Many senior citizens have lost one or more teeth due decay, accidents, and, most commonly, periodontal disease. Missing teeth can certainly affect your appearance and oral function. However, a recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society shows that missing teeth can indicate whether a… Read more »

Gum Disease and Your Cardiovascular Health

Periodontal disease can severely damage your smile, leading to receding gums, tooth loss, bone recession, and even a changed jaw structure. As if all of these concerns are not enough, scientists have discovered another reason to seek treatment for gum disease. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, if you have periodontitis, you are twice… Read more »

The Impact of Gum Disease part 2

Gum disease is not a problem you should take lightly, as it can destroy your oral health, and may be able to affect the rest of your body’s health. It is caused by oral bacteria that may build up along your gum line, especially if you do not maintain your oral hygiene properly. However, there… Read more »

The Connection Between Diabetes and Oral Health

Diabetes can lead to many conditions, and can even affect your oral health. Having diabetes can leave you at a greater risk of developing periodontal disease, which is the infection of your gums. Also known as gum disease, it is treatable if the dentist is aware of the condition; otherwise, it will spread and worsen until… Read more »