Brushing and Flossing daily is now more important than ever. What many people do not know about gum disease is that it can lead to more serious consequences than bleeding gums. In fact, recent studies have suggested a link between pregnancy and gum disease, as well as certain physical illnesses such as heart disease and pancreatic cancer. This is why we urge you to contact Dr. Neda Azadivatan at the earliest signs of infection.
Gum Disease and the Body
When you suffer from gum disease, you literally have a living and breathing infection in your mouth. What is worse is that the constant inflammation and bleeding of the tissue gives these millions of bacteria a chance to enter the bloodstream and spread throughout the body. Extensive research is now being done to prove a definitive correlation between gum disease and other systemic illnesses. Many studies have shown a link between infection of the gum tissue and other diseases such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, low birth weight in infants, and more. The only sure way to prevent gum disease and further illness is to practice proper oral care such as brushing and flossing daily.
Pregnancy and Gum Disease
Many expectant mothers are unaware of the relation between pregnancy and gum disease. Research has suggested that mothers who suffer from some form of gum disease are more likely to give birth ahead of schedule. We recommend that patients schedule a consultation with Dr. Azadivatan as part of their pre natal care to help establish safe and effective oral hygiene practices and ensure a healthy pregnancy.
Brushing and Flossing Daily
The only way to prevent serious illness from gum disease is to prevent gum disease itself. Brushing and flossing daily, as well as regular professional cleanings can go a long way. For more information on how to prevent or treat gum disease, please contact Dr. Azadivatan and schedule a consultation today!