At My Dentists, our experienced doctors will tell you that your oral health relates to much more than just having perfectly-aligned teeth. In fact, according to a recent study by the British Columbia Dental Hygienists’ Association, periodontal disease is linked to not only to your oral health, but also the health of other bodily functions.
While we know that proper oral hygiene is important for many everyday functions, such as eating, talking and kissing, new correlations have now been found linking poor oral health and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, respiratory problems and other diseases.
Gum disease (also called periodontal disease) is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it. At each regular checkup, our dedicated staff will measure the depth of the shallow v-shaped crevice (called a sulcus) between your tooth and gums to identify whether you have gum disease.
Have you been brushing, flossing and visiting our team at My Dentists on a regular basis? If not, please give us a call at (704) 375-8577! At our convenient Charlotte location, we’ll provide an oral exam to check the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks and tongue.
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