Generations Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
general dentist, Arvada Dentist
Do you see blood in the sink when you brush your teeth? It could be sign that you’re brushing too hard or using a toothbrush with bristles that are too firm.
Or it could be a sign that you have periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease is incredibly common. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about half of all adults in the U.S. have some form of this chronic infection and that percentage dramatically increases as people get older.
It’s bad enough that periodontal disease does a lot of damage to the soft tissues and bone structures that support your teeth, but recent research has also shown that gum disease is linked to a number of serious systemic health conditions including diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disease, and stroke. Pregnant women with periodontal disease are also more likely to give birth to low-birth-weight babies.
While excellent home care and regular visits with Dr. Compton are important steps to preventing gum disease, sometimes, often because of genetics, periodontal disease cannot be prevented. When it occurs, prompt and appropriate treatment will help mitigate the effects of the disease and preserve or restore your periodontal health.
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