Dental Implants Will Restore The Health Of Your Mouth

Wilshire Smile Studio 9 News 9 Dental Implants Will Restore The Health Of Your Mouth
By now you probably have experienced periodontal disease, the bleeding gums that indicate a bacterial infection that can have serious consequences.

Gum Infection

For most of our lives, we were told to brush twice a day and floss once to prevent cavities. But as we grew older, our dentist warned us that failure to be rigorous about this could lead to infected gums, which causes them to pull back from the teeth. Ultimately, one or more teeth fall out or become so loose they need to be extracted. Even if you only lose a single tooth initially, this will cause the remaining ones next to it to lean in to fill the gap, resulting in misalignment, which could lead to further loss.

Even at ages 35-44, some 69% have already lost one tooth, while 26% of those over 74 not longer have any teeth.

But as bad as the loss of teeth may be, there are other serious consequences of not preventing or treating gum infection. Periodontal bacteria don’t just affect the health of the mouth, spread through your body, significantly raising the risk for high disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Yet there is usually no pain accompanying gum infection and it is usually hard to tell how bad it is. This is why it is vital to see your dentist twice a year to get a check-up on your overall oral health and a professional cleaning by a de