With all of the emerging information we’ve learned about how your oral health and your overall health are related, we can tell you that there’s never been a more important time to take charge of your oral health. We now understand that the bacteria that causes periodontal (gum) disease also contributes to other health concerns in the body such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and vice versa. Giamberardino Dental Care wants you to know how routine visits with your dentist in Medford improve your overall health.
What is Gum Disease?
Periodontal disease is essentially described as an infection of the soft tissues and bone surrounding your teeth. The infection occurs when excessive plaque and tartar buildup cause your gum tissue to separate from your teeth, which allows harmful bacteria below your gum line. If it’s left untreated, gum disease will eventually destroy your bone and soft tissues, which will lead to tooth loss. Gum disease is actually the leading cause of tooth loss in American adults.
How Do Routine Check-Ups Protect My Oral Health?
There are a few important things that happen when you come in for your six-month cleanings and checkups. First, Dr. Giamberardino will screen you for issues such as gum disease, oral cancer, and tooth decay. Early detection of these issues is critical for offering you the least invasive treatment procedures. For example, many patients suffering from gingivitis, which is the early stage of gum disease, can reverse their condition with a thorough professional cleaning and improvements to their home care before any damage occurs.
Our hygienist will take the time to clean your teeth and remove excess plaque buildup, which is the cause of issues like tooth decay and gum disease. Our hygiene team is dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain optimum oral health, which means we’ll spend the time needed to educate you about your teeth and how to make the most of your home care routine.
Contact Giamberardino Dental Care
Your health is too important to ignore! If it’s time for your next cleaning and checkup, we encourage you to call Giamberardino Dental Care to schedule your next appointment.