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Gum Disease

Stages Of Gum Disease

Often taken for granted, the monotonous task of brushing and flossing our teeth daily has never been more important in order to avoid gum disease and the risks gum disease place on our overall health.

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Dangers of Gum Disease

Our mouths are full of bacteria. These bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless “plaque” on teeth. Brushing and flossing help get rid of plaque. Plaque that is not removed can harden and form “tartar” that brushing doesn’t clean. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist can remove tartar.

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Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

Taking good care of your mouth does more than help ensure you have a bright, white smile. Having a healthy mouth and healthy body go hand-in-hand! Recent studies have linked good oral hygiene with good overall health.

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Pancreatic Cancer

A recent study from the University of Harvard showed that in over 51,000 males those who had moderate to severe gum disease are at a 60% greater risk for developing Pancreatic Cancer.

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Stroke

Recent studies have shown that people with moderate to advanced periodontal disease are at a greater risk for having a stoke. The bottom line is that you have an infection in your mouth that spreads to your entire body 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

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