Paying the Price of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a serious health threat and the symptoms of bleeding and tender gums should not be ignored. By not treating this health problem, you can not only lose your teeth but find yourself susceptible to heart disease.

The most effective way to find out if you have gum disease is to talk with your dentist. If he or she finds that your gums are diseased, you will put given treatment; treatment that may include surgery. An evaluation of your gums will be made to find out which treatment plan is best for you. Gum disease can be prevented by a consistent plan of brushing and flossing your teeth every day. Healthy gums can help prevent heart disease. Besides brushing and flossing your teeth, it is also important to maintain a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

Gum disease not only affects your heart and your general health but also your wallet. Treatment for gum disease can cost hundreds of dollars and a good amount of time in a dental chair or in surgery. Of course, the cost of gum disease depends on how far along the disease has spread.

Exercising on a regular basis can also keep you healthy and fit.

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by Creekside Dental

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