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3 Reasons Why Your Gum Health Is So Important

Unhealthy gums can lead to serious oral and general health problems. Here’s why it’s important to visit your dental hygienist for regular cleanings & some tips on how to keep your gums healthy and enhance your well-being.

Taking good care of your mouth and visiting your Calgary family dentist regularly is very important, as it plays a key role in maintaining your oral and overall health. In fact, regular cleanings with your dental hygienist, as well as yearly checkups will prevent a number of issues, such as:

  • Tooth decay
  • Tooth loss
  • Bad breath
  • Oral cancer
  • Gum disease

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Why You Need to Take Care of Your Gums

When people think about their dental care, most simply think of their teeth and tend to neglect their gums. However, your gums are essential to maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile, and overall well-being.

Gum disease doesn’t just affect your teeth. It can also lead to systemic health problems, such as Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes, which is why it’s so important to take good care of every part of your mouth.

Gum Disease: What to Watch Out For

Regular visits to your Calgary family dentist or dental hygienist will ensure that any signs of gum disease will be caught and treated early. However, in between these checkups and cleanings, here are a few signs you should watch out for that may indicate you have less than healthy gums:

  • Bleeding gums: If you find that your gums bleed regularly, then this may be a sign of gum disease.
  • Receding gums/Loose Teeth: If you notice any loose teeth or changes in your bite, you should contact your dentist straight away.
  • Bad breath (halitosis): If you have bad breath that persists, then it could indicate gum disease.

3 Reasons You Should Look After Your Gums

Unhealthy gums can lead to serious oral health problems, and may eventually lead to large-scale tooth loss or several other health problems. Here are 3 main reasons why it’s so important to look after your gums and visit your family dentist/dental hygienist regularly:

1. Periodontitis

Periodontitis results from untreated gingivitis. This damaging form of gum disease can result in tooth loss and it has also been linked to several other health problems, such as:

  • Certain types of cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease


2. Higher Risk of Oral Cancer

Gum disease results in an increase in the number of bacteria found in the mouth. It also causes a spike in gastric acidity and the number of nitrosamines in the mouth. Because these are cancer-promoting agents, your risk of developing oral cancer increases.

3. Higher Risk of Heart Disease

Several studies have shown that gum disease and heart disease are linked. Gum disease can cause bacteria to enter the bloodstream, where they attach to the fatty deposits in the heart blood vessels, leading to blood clots and heart attacks.

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To find out more about the quality and affordable oral healthcare services our Calgary dentists and dental hygienists provide to keep your oral and overall health protected, visit us at Marlborough Dental Centre, 1141-3800 Memorial Drive NE Calgary, AB, T2A, 2K2.

Alternatively, you can contact us at 403-248-2066 or fill in our online contact form.

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