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While you may not think the health of your teeth and gums affects your overall health, an increasing body of scientific evidence indicates that they may be associated. The bacteria and inflammation associated with severe periodontal disease, or gum disease, have been linked to a variety of health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and low birth-weight and pre-term babies.
Given the potential link between periodontal disease and systemic health problems, prevention may be an important step in maintaining overall health. In order to avoid developing periodontal disease, make sure you follow these guidelines:
- Brush your teeth thoroughly twice a day and use a CDA accepted toothpaste with fluoride to help prevent decay.
- Clean thoroughly between your teeth daily with floss or another inter-dental cleaner.
- If you need extra help controlling plaque, we can discuss the use of a CDA accepted anti-microbial mouth rinse.
- See me (your dentist) for regular preventive maintenance dental appointments.
Please call to make an appointment so I can check your teeth and gums. You can reach us at our office: 416-922-6848 or toll free at 1-877-868-5330. It is our pleasure to provide you with outstanding preventative dental care.
Dr. Michael Bulger