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A Healthy Smile Supports Overall Wellness

February 10, 2022

February is “Gum Disease Awareness Month” and an excellent time to focus on periodontal health and the steps you can take to keep your smile in tip-top shape.

At Smile Care Dental Group, Dr. Wesam Shafee and his professional team provide patients with the guidance, support, and care they require to maintain healthy, strong, and beautiful smiles.

The connection between your periodontal health and overall wellness

In addition to being the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, researchers are finding more and more connections between periodontal disease and medical conditions affecting your overall health. Today, there’s mounting evidence linking gum disease to cardiovascular, stroke, diabetes, respiratory problems, pregnancy issues, and several other serious medical conditions.

Since the progression of periodontal disease is often painless, many people are not even aware of an ongoing disease process. For this very reason, it’s essential to stay on top of your oral health. By establishing healthy practices and partnering with our office for care, you can reduce your risk of gum disease and enjoy the benefits of good oral health.

Be aware of the following signs and symptoms of gum disease:

  •   Inflamed and red gums
  •   Bleeding when brushing or flossing
  •   Receding gums and exposed tooth root surfaces 
  •   Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  •   Bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth
  •   Teeth that feel loose
  •   New spaces developing between the teeth or a change in the bite
  •   Change in the fit of existing partial dentures
  •   Discharge around the teeth and gums
  •   Sharp or dull pain when biting down or chewing food

Remember, just like tooth decay, gum disease is preventable! With good oral hygiene, professional cleanings, and routine care, you reduce the presence of any accumulated bacteria, dental plaque, and tartar around the teeth and gums to protect your periodontal health. 

Skilled care to bring out the best in your smile

At Smile Care Dental Group, we provide high-quality, whole-patient, and integrated care to support beautiful smiles, excellent oral health, and overall wellness. Our goal is to help patients of all ages enjoy the benefits of a healthy smile. We provide skilled care to prevent and address gum disease, along with the information and resources patients need to maintain excellent oral care at home.

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