How is gum disease linked to cardiovascular disease? Research has shown that periodontal disease may increase the risk for developing cardiovascular disease. Both periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease are chronic inflammatory diseases, so researchers believe that inflammation may account for the association between the two. Untreated periodontal disease can increase inflammation in the body, which … Continue reading Frequently asked questions about gum disease!!
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Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is caused when bacteria in plaque (a sticky, colorless film that forms in the mouth) builds up between the gums and teeth. When the bacteria begin to grow, the gums surrounding the tooth can become inflamed. If left untreated, this inflammation can cause the gums and supporting bone structure … Continue reading Preventing periodontal disease
Gum disease is often silent, meaning symptoms may not appear until an advanced stage of the disease. However, warning signs of gum disease include the following: Red, swollen or tender gums or other pain in your mouthBleeding while brushing, flossing, or eating hard foodGums that are receding or pulling away from the teeth, causing the … Continue reading Gum disease symptoms!!
Gum disease risk factors The main cause of periodontal (gum) disease is plaque, but other factors affect the health of your gums. Age Studies indicate that older people have the highest rates of periodontal disease. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that over 70% of Americans 65 and older have periodontitis. … Continue reading Gum disease: risk factors!!