Most people want to have their mouth healthy so they can chew and enjoy their food, avoid pain, infection, bad breath and look good. But regular visits to the hygienist does more then brighten your smile. The latest research has proven that there is a substantial link between periodontal infection and diseases in the rest of the body due to oral bacteria. The holes in the gums that let them bleed also let the bacteria of the mouth get in and travel to other areas of the body where they help cause thickening of the arteries that can lead to heart attacks, strokes, complications of diabetes, serious complications in pregnancy and many other systemic diseases. “Innocent gum bleeding” is actually a sign of oral bacteria entering the blood stream and potentially spreading serious infection.
For more information about the relationship between your health and your dental health please contact us today at (203) 883-4433.