When you smile, you want a full set of teeth. That’s one reason you need to care about your gum health.
February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, and our team at Cosmetic Dental Associates in San Antonio wants you to be prepared to protect your periodontal health. Call us at 210-951-4444 for an appointment, and keep reading to learn more about why healthy gums are important.
Save Your Smile
One of the leading causes of tooth loss is gum disease. It doesn’t have to be, however. Daily brushing and flossing and regular professional cleanings greatly reduce your risk of developing advanced periodontal disease. Instead, seek treatment at the first sign of trouble, such as red, swollen, and/or bleeding gums.
Improve Your Health
Cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure … these are just a few of the health issues that have been linked to gum infections. Periodontal problems also make you more likely to experience complications from diabetes. In other words, being good to your gums is good for your health.
Stop Bad Breath
Gum disease is the result of harmful bacteria multiplying inside your mouth. That can lead to other issues, such as persistent bad breath or a constant bad taste in your mouth.