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Periodontal Treatment in Mill Creek Caring for Your Smile. And Your Health.

added on: April 24, 2012

You know that regular dental visits to your Mill Creek family dentist for a check-up and cleaning can keep your teeth and gums healthy. But were you aware that such basic dental care can also promote better health? It’s true. Having dental exams every six months allow your dentist and hygienist to monitor your oral health and detect any periodontal (gum) disease in its earliest stages. And this is important.

Dentists have long suspected a link between periodontal disease and serious health issues. They have been proven correct.

Studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of Periodontology report that periodontal disease can also lead to an increased risk for:
• Heart Disease
• Stroke
• Certain Cancers (including pancreatic cancer)
• Rheumatoid Arthritis
• Difficulty controlling blood sugar levels in diabetes
• Premature Birth
• Low Birth-Weight Babies
• and more

Unfortunately, you can have gum disease and not have any of the symptoms, such as swollen gums, gums that bleed when you brush or floss, loose teeth, receding gum line or halitosis.

But there is good news. Periodontal disease is treatable, and in many cases, when caught early, it’s reversible. With state-of-the-art dental technology and advanced periodontal therapy, treatment is more gentle, comfortable and effective than ever before.

The bottom line is that it’s easy to keep periodontal disease at bay. All you have to do is visit my Mill Creek dental practice for your regular check-ups and cleanings every six months. Brush and floss daily at home and use an oral irrigator. These simple steps will keep you – and your smile – healthy!

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