Listen to Your Heart, and Take Care of Your Teeth

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It’s not secret that being attentive to your oral health is very important, but most of us single out that importance to ourmouths. The truth is, our oral health can be directly linked to the health of our hearts as well, and poor attention to dental care can lead to heart disease. Studies have shown that someone who suffers from gum (periodontal) disease are much more likely to acquire heart disease. Oral health can be a window into your overall health and provide signs to other diseases and issues. Jordan Dentistry, located in Cumming, GA, wants you to know the basic signs of gum disease so in the unfortunate instance it occurs, you can treat it immediately.

Know The Signs

  • Bleeding gums while brushing or flossing
  • Red, tender or swollen gums
  • Gums that seem to be pulling away from your teeth
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Loose or separating teeth

One of the best ways to prevent gum disease, or other oral health problems, is to simply be proactive with your dental care. Make sure that you brush your teeth at least twice a day, and floss at least once a day. Regularly scheduled appointments with the dentist (every 6 months) for cleanings and check-ups is a great way to ensure that your gums stay healthy.

If you haven’t had your 6 month check-up, schedule an appointment with us today!

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