Treat Your Gums Right

When people think of keeping their teeth healthy, they sometimes neglect to consider the importance of gum health. In fact, periodontal disease, a.k.a. gum disease, can cause damage not just to your teeth and oral health, but also to your overall health by increasing your chances of some major health problems as well. Unfortunately, it’s a common problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, close to half of US adults aged 30 and older and 70% of those 65 and older have some stage of gum disease.