Dentistry used to be about fixing teeth and helping people be able to eat for their lifetime. But, things have changed.
New research shows that inflammation and chronic low-grade infections contribute to many of our major life threatening conditions. The list includes diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and more. All things we want to avoid if we plan on being on this earth very long.
Our mouths are one of the most common places where the infection and inflammation occur. Periodontal gum disease is a chronic infection that affects about 80% of the adult population. And, while we have always known it was the number one cause of tooth loss, we now know that the stakes are even higher.
So, take care of yourself by taking care of your teeth. See your dentist and hygienist regularly at the frequency they recommend and don’t delay dental work unless you have to. Dentistry is not just about teeth anymore.