Preventing periodontal disease is crucial for maintaining good oral health and overall wellness. In addition to causing tooth loss and bone damage, gum disease has been linked to a range of other health problems, including:
- Heart disease and stroke
- Diabetes complications
- Respiratory infections
- Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
- Preterm birth and low birth weight
By taking steps to prevent gum tissue disease, you can lower your risk of these health issues and improve your quality of life. Prevention is also more cost-effective and less invasive than treating advanced gum disease, which may require surgery or other complex procedures.