Recent research has revealed that gum disease can lead to very serious health impacts, including increasing the risk of stroke, diabetes, ulcers, osteoporosis and babies born prematurely. Keeping your gums healthy is a critical aspect of your overall health.
The bacteria in diseased gums is released into the body, where it circulates, and is believed to be the culprit in many other – very serious – health conditions. The bacteria can lodge within the arteries, leading to plaque buildup and hardened arteries, affecting healthy blood flow.
Let our team at Hillock Family Dentistry help you keep your gums and teeth healthy – not only will this help you avoid tooth decay, but your entire body will benefit.