Gum disease is a serious bacterial infection in your mouth caused by a gradual build-up of plaque which hardens to become tartar. Essentially, toxins produced by this tartar is toxic and can harm your gums; causing them to become inflamed.
According to the Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health, these toxins also have the potential to enter the bloodstream which may cause chronic health complications such as diabetes, respiratory problems, a stroke or heart disease.
A consultation at Family Dental Care can eradicate the disease process from the gums, ligaments and bones that surround the teeth so that oral health is restored and can be maintained. Treatment also involves educating patients on effective daily plaque removal methods and oral hygiene.