Erin from Grand Avenue Dental Care in Hartford joined us this morning to share how your mouth detects more about your health than you know! (You can listen below)
February is not only Heart Health Month but Gum Disease Awareness Month. Your gums are a big part of your oral health and studies are finding more and more links between the health of your gums and your heart. Researchers have found that people with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to have heart disease.
So, what is periodontal disease and how I can stop it? Well, it can range from simple inflammation of the gums to serious disease that, in worst case scenarios, can result in losing teeth. However, the signs of periodontal disease can be seen early and are very treatable.
Symptoms of poor oral health?
- Bad Breath (more than just morning breath)
- Bleeding or Inflamed Gums
- Sensitivity of your gums or teeth
If you are experiencing any of these, you should see your dentist right away and make sure that a periodontal exam is completed to check in on the health of your gums.