Healthy gums are paramount to maintaining excellent oral health. Roughly 80% of people experience some form of gum disease in their lifetime, even our best patients who are great at-home care can experience gum infections as the signs are largely unnoticeable.
All forms of gum disease have one thing in common – they begin with a bacterial infection that attacks the gums. As the disease progress issues such as bad breath, loose teeth, bleeding gums, and sensitive teeth are signs for concern.
In addition, the Periodontal Bacteria that causes the disease can also contribute to heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and premature or low birth weights.