Prevent Gum Disease, Prevent Cancer

There’s a lot to be said about practicing good oral hygiene. Not only does good hygiene keep your smile bright but it also keeps your teeth and gums healthy. Dr. Sara Chung, Dr. William McCune, and Dr. John Micaletti of Creekside Dental understand the power that taking good care of your teeth can have on your overall health as well as your oral health. An ounce of prevention is truly worth a ton of cure.

The Truth About Gum Disease

Most people understand that improperly caring for your teeth can have an adverse effect on your gums. This is not news to most. However, Research has found a correlation between the low-grade systemic inflammation caused by periodontitis and certain cancers found in other parts of the body. Oral cancers, as well as cancers of other parts of the body, have been linked to the pathogenic bacteria that deteriorates the gums and the ability of this bacteria to spread to other parts of the body and do harm. This is one of the many reasons why the Buffalo Grove, IL dental team is committed to teaching patients proper oral hygiene as well as the importance of seeing your dentist regularly.

The Solution

Prevention and early diagnosis are truly the answer when it comes to preventing gum disease. This means that plain old fashioned brushing and flossing are powerful tools when it comes to preventing oral diseases. Add regularly scheduled visits to your dental hygiene regimen and you have a winning combination. Early diagnosis is often the key to preventing dental issues from affecting other parts of the body.

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