Posts Tagged: gum disease

preventing periodontal disease

Preventing Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, more commonly referred to as gum disease, occurs when plaque builds up on the teeth and gums, causing inflammation and infection. Without daily brushing and flossing, bacteria left over from eating begins to stick on and in between your teeth and gums, leading to periodontal disease. Preventing periodontal disease is actually quite easy…. Read more

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Is Heart Disease Linked to Gum Disease?

Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in the United States with 600,000 deaths attributed to heart attacks and strokes.  There are several ways to prevent heart disease through the use of prescription medications, healthy diets, and regular exercise. But did you know that a number of different studies have indicated gum disease can… Read more