Millions of Americans suffer from periodontal disease in one form or another, most of them don’t even know it. Periodontal or gum disease, is an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth firmly in place. Poor brushing and flossing habits that allow plaque to build up on the teeth and harden is the typical cause for this affliction. The long-term effects of periodontal disease include sore, bleeding gums, painful chewing and even tooth loss. However the effects of periodontal disease go far beyond the mouth. Prolonged exposure to the bacteria created by periodontal disease can have severe effects on your health especially if you are at risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes or osteoporosis.
Periodontal disease is not only treatable, but can be prevented with proper brushing and flossing. For the entire month of May, visit Barotz Dental and receive your free exam, two bitewing x-rays, and periodontal screening a $245 value at no cost. As the saying goes, the best defense is a good offense; well the best treatment is good prevention. Schedule your Barotz Dental Health Month appointment today by calling 303-595-4994.