Gum disease, often referred to as periodontal disease, is an inflammation of your gums caused by a bacterial infection that comes from built up plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that’s constantly formed on your teeth.
This bacteria infection that starts in the mouth can actually affect the health of other organs throughout your body, including the brain. How? Because the bacteria that causes gum disease – Porphyromonas gingivalis – can enter your bloodstream and then travel to other locations throughout your body.
More and more studies connect gum disease to serious health issues.
These Health Issues are Linked to Gum Disease
You can prevent gum disease by spending a little more time on your daily oral hygiene + NOT missing your teeth cleanings and dental exams which will help keep your gums healthy.
But if you do have gum disease, there’s good news – it can be treated, reversed or even eliminated.
If you’re concerned that you may have some of the symptoms, or if you’ve put off some of your recent teeth cleanings, please call us to schedule an exam & cleaning – just call us at (425) 957-4700 to make an appointment or request an appointment online!