Gum Disease 05/10/2017

How gum disease can kill

Research indicates that people with gum disease have a higher risk of developing chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and Alzheimer’s disease. Pregnancy complications are also more likely if you have gum disease.

Key takeaways:

- Inflammation, a primary symptom of gum disease (periodontitis), is a cause linked with these chronic diseases.

- To prevent gum disease, properly clean your teeth, eat teeth-healthy foods and seek treatment for your infected teeth.

- Use a germ-free toothbrush, remember to clean your tongue, use a water irrigator to flush gums and cut sugary foods, smoking and alcohol.

Visit the dentist immediately you notice any periodontitis symptom – like bleeding gums..

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Benfleet Dental Centre

8 Benfleet Road, Benfleet. SS7 1QB

Opening times

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00*
*By appointment only