Gum disease is probably the most common dental problem facing Canadians today. It can progress quite painlessly until you have a serious problem, like loss of teeth or impact on medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and pregnancy.
Even though you may brush and floss regularly, regular visits to the dentist will help detect gum disease in the early stages.
There are many studies that show a correlation between gum disease and its impact on worsening heart disease and diabetes symptoms. In many cases of diabetes, treating gum disease resulted in decreased diabetes results and a decrease in medication dosage. Gum disease is also linked to loss of a pregnancy or negatively impacting baby weight, and infertility.
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