February is Gum Disease Awareness Month and we want to make sure our patients are familiar with the symptoms and risks associated with it.
According to fightgumdisease.com, Gum Disease is one of the most common diseases in America. Over 85% of Americans suffer from Gum Disease and don't even know it. That makes it more common than cancer, diabetes, arthritis, or heart disease. Of that 85%, only 60% know they have Gum Disease and only 3% accept treatment.
Warning signs: Chronic bad breath, red & swollen gums, bleeding when you brush, painful chewing, loose or sensitive teeth, or even no signs at all.
Risks: can lead to osteoporosis, stroke, cancer, respiratory disease, infertility, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
If you think you might have Gum Disease, call us today! Gum Disease is treatable and can be prevented with good brushing habits and regular check ups.