Dental Services / Oral Care Information

A Healthy Mouth is the Gateway to a Healthy Body

Did you know that good oral health contributes to your overall health? Gingivitis, the earliest form of gum disease, can be painless and easy overlooked. However, when treated at this stage, it can be easily managed. Left untreated it can quickly lead to Periodontitis, an irreversible condition that destroys the bone that holds the teeth in place. Periodontitis can lead to tooth loss and has been associated with very serious medical conditions including:

  •  heart disease
  •  alzheimer’s disease
  •  cancer
  •  stroke
  •  diabetes
  •  adverse pregnancy outcomes
  •  obesity

Your clinical team at Gentle Dental can recommend a treatment plan to address the causes of gingivitis and periodontitis, and help you take steps to improve your overall health.

 

PATIENT RESOURCES:
Please review this additional information on gingivitis and periodontitis, also called periodontial disease, from these leading health organizations.

American Academy of Periodontology (AAP)

American Dental Association (ADA)

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

National Institute of Health (NIH)

National Center for Biotechnology Information

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research 

 

Click on this chart to see the progression of gum disease from healthy gums through advanced periodontitis.

Perio Progression

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