Treat gum disease seriously. Gum disease is not some side note in your dental condition. It is an indicator of your overall health. It even can contribute to illnesses ranging from heart disease to diabetes.
There are two types of gum disease, known as periodontal disease. It behooves you to know about them. They can be as important as your two front teeth!
Gum disease can be a symptom as well as a cause of such major medical issues as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, respiratory disease, osteoporosis, and/or a poor pregnancy, according to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and other medical sources.
Dentist Vernon Beamon, D.M.D., of Gulfport said, “I like to talk to my patients about the symptoms of periodontal disease – which include: history of bad breath that will not go away, tender or bleeding gums, red or swollen gums, painful chewing, receding gums or teeth that appear to have gotten longer.”
Dr. Beamon also stressed. “There is a direct correlation” between gum diseaseand the serious medical problems