Healthy mouth, Healthy body
GUM DISEASE HAS BEEN LINKED TO MANY OTHER PROBLEMS IN YOUR BODY.
The mouth is filled with countless bacteria, some linked to tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. Researchers have found that periodontitis (the advanced form of periodontal disease that can cause tooth loss) is linked with other health problems, such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, bacterial pneumonia. A recent study has shown older women have a 12 % more chance of dying if they have periodontal disease! Likewise, pregnant women with periodontitis may be at increased risk of delivering preterm and/or low-birth-weight infants. Ultimately, your dentist is a lifeline for reducing your vulnerability for gum disease. Talk to him or her about any risks that concern you, and work as a team in putting together a good personal dental health plan. The disease may be easy to get, is contagious but it is also easy to prevent.
Join our Care Plan for only 9 Euros a week!
This entitles you to a full Periodontal Disease risk
assessment exam, 4 prophylaxis/cleaning/oral hygiene
appointments per year to control your disease and an
annual full oral cancer check.
This entitles you to a full Periodontal Disease risk assessment exam, 4 prophylaxis/cleaning/oral hygiene appointments per year to control your disease and an annual full oral cancer check.
Gum disease can be painless, so it is important to be aware of any of the following symptoms:
• Gums that easily bleed when brushing or flossing
• Swollen, red or tender gums
• Gums that recede or move away from the tooth
• Persistent bad breath or bad taste in mouth
• Loose teeth
• A change in the way your teeth come together
• A change in the fit of partial dentures
• Visible pus surrounding the teeth and gums
• Sharp or dull pains when chewing foods
• Teeth that are overly sensitive to cold or hot temperatures