Periodontal disease releases toxins into the blood that can lead to serious health risks to develop heart disease, premature childbirth, increasing the risk of stroke, tongue cancer, among others.
Healthy gums are the foundation for teeth, as the foundation of a house. Healthy gums provide the support needed to make your teeth work as intended. However, recent research has identified a link between gum disease and other health problems.
Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums, causing red, swollen gums that are painful and bleed easily. Gingivitis is the first stage, only affects the gums and is even reversible. If left untreated can lead to more severe conditions.
Periodontitis is a more advanced stage. The gums, bone and other structures that support the teeth are damaged. This painless disease affects gums and bone support around teeth causing mobility and loss. (more…)