Good oral hygiene practices include visiting your dentist, and keeping your teeth in good condition, right? Right! But it also includes a bit more.
Keeping your teeth in good condition is just half the battle of maintaining good oral health. Your gums, and what lies underneath your gums, are also important to your oral health.
If you do not take proper care of your gums—which includes flossing daily and gently brushing them—you may develop gum disease. Gum disease, is often silent, so you may not even know you have it, but it can lead to many other health problems.
Gum disease can cause the following health conditions:
- Halitosis (bad breath)
- Tooth loss
- Heart disease
- And more
To see a list of warning signs for gum disease, click here.
If you think you may be suffering from gum disease, be sure to schedule an appointment with Dr. Van Treese at our office in Sidney, OH. Dr. Van Treese can examine your gums and put together a treatment plan to restore them to health.