Gum Disease Can Create Additional Health Troubles

February is American Heart Month, a time to recognize the importance of preventing cardiac troubles. Your diet, exercise habits, and even sleep can impact your likelihood for heart troubles. What about your oral health? Could a problem with your smile contribute to your risk for heart disease? Increasing attention is being given to the link between a person’s periodontal health, and their likelihood of suffering heart problems. In addition to helping you maintain terrific teeth, your dentist can help you maintain your gum health. This support is important. In addition to being linked to heart disease, gum disease can jeopardize your well-being in other ways. It is also the leading cause of tooth loss for adults.

Recognizing The Need To Address Poor Periodontal Health

You should watch your periodontal tissue for signs that you might need to address a problem with your gums. While it might not be painful, there are other indicators of a periodontal infection you can identify. Inspect your gums for signs of swelling, or for issues with bleeding. There is a possibility that your gum disease will lead to a recession of your gum line.

Maintaining Good Dental Hygiene Can Influence Your Overall Health

Your dentist can help you manage the health of your gums, just as they can help you manage the health of your teeth. With that said, it is important to recognize that your daily care plays an important role in your fight against oral health troubles. If you have questions about how to best care for your smile, you can bring them up during a checkup. What you should recognize is that thorough, ongoing care matters. Brush your teeth at least two times a day, and take at least two minutes, to make sure your teeth are being cleaned as fully as possible. Flossing should also be a daily part of your preventive strategy. By removing plaque and debris from spaces between your teeth, you can stop a potential infection.

Talk To Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry About Addressing Gum Disease

At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, our practice is proud to help people protect their full smile, not just their teeth. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our staff welcome the people of Rochester, MN, as well as Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all surrounding communities.