Healthy Gums Lead to a Healthy Body

 For many years Dental Professionals have suspected that infections in the mouth are linked in causing problems in other parts of the body.

These Problems which may be caused by or made worse by poor dental health include:

-Heart disease

-Stroke

-Diabetes

-Giving birth to a premature or low birth weight baby

-Respiratory (lung) disease

Although the above may be worrying, The good news is that gum disease is almost entirely preventable and treatable. The sooner the disease is identified the better so it is very important to regularly visit your dentist where he can monitor any changes.

 The tell tale signs of gum disease that you should look out for include inflammed gums causing them to be red, swollen and bleed easily. This is usually evident on brushing and cleaning in between the teeth.

Bad breath,Loose teeth, Unpleasant taste in the mouth and Regular mouth infections are also common signs of untreated gum disease.

An excellent Oral hygeine routine is incrediably important but ultimately Gum disease must be treated by a dental professional. It is very important to regularly visit your dentist and hygienist to assess the mouth as a whole and identify any early signs of gum disease.