At any age, poor oral health can lead to periodontal (gum) disease, a chronic inflammatory disease which has been linked to a long list of inflammatory conditions including…
Approximately 75% of adults have some form of gum disease. Research suggests that it can be transferred to others through saliva, so a simple kiss or just sharing a snack or even blowing on food to cool it down can put children and couples at risk of transmission. Gum disease is often silent- progressing without symptoms- but warning signs may include swollen, red or bleeding gums, mouth infections, and tenderness, bad breath, and loose teeth. But the good news is that gum disease can almost always be prevented. If it starts, it can be treated and sometimes even reversed.
It’s important for the whole family to commit to a good oral healthcare regimen, including regular dental checkups. Together, we can work to help keep you and your family healthy!