Your oral health is more important than you might realize.
Excellent oral health is important to prevent a variety of dental and medical problems. Recent research has shown a relationship between certain oral conditions and medical conditions. Get the facts about how the health of your mouth, teeth and gums can affect your general health. Call our office today.
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, affects millions of Americans. It is a painless infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth and is the largest cause of tooth loss. Often, patients do not even know they have periodontal disease. Odor, bleeding gums, and loose teeth are all symptoms of gum disease. Like your skin, gums should not bleed with mild contact or brushing. Left untreated, gum disease can cause premature tooth loss and has been linked to several other serious health diseases.
Recent studies also suggest relationships between periodontal infection and heart disease, diabetes and increased incidence of pre-term, low-birth weight babies. Recent studies have even indicated a relationship between periodontal disease and pancreatic and oral cancers.
Custom mouth guards are an excellent way to protect your teeth while playing sports. Unlike uncomfortable, bulky traditional boil and bite guards, our customized mouth guards offer a comfortable fit and superior protection. The American Dental Association estimates that over 2 million teeth are knocked out from sports related trauma, so our mouth guards can prevent serious injury and save you a lot of pain.