It’s “Gum Disease Awareness Month,” and at the office of Brockport Smiles, we believe it’s a great time to assess your smile and protect yourself from the consequences of periodontal disease.
The Statistics are Clear
Did you know that the most common cause of tooth loss in adults is gum disease? According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every two adults over the age of 30 in the United States has periodontal disease. However, the good news is that periodontal disease is almost entirely preventable. By partnering with our office for care, you can maintain your gums in tip-top condition and continue to enjoy the benefits of a healthy smile.
The Best Way to Protect Your Smile
The progression of gum disease is often painless, and many people are unaware of its presence. For this reason, it’s essential to make an appointment for routine checkups, professional cleanings, and any necessary periodontal treatment to keep the soft and hard tissues supporting your teeth in optimal condition.
Knowledge is Power
Be aware of the following signs and symptoms of gum disease:
Poor Oral Health Can Contribute to Other Medical Issues
Remember, taking care of your smile does more than keep your teeth and gums in optimal condition; good oral health also supports systemic health. Today, researchers are finding more and more links between gum disease and medical conditions, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, respiratory problems, adverse pregnancy outcomes, and more.
Trusted Care to Support Your Smile & Wellbeing
At the office of Brockport Smiles, we’re committed to providing patients with the most effective solutions for their smiles. In addition to preventing, diagnosing, and treating periodontal disease, we also give patients the information and guidance required to incorporate excellent oral care into their daily routines.
By Brockport Smiles
February 14, 2022
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