Gum Disease
Did you know that?
  • Gum inflammation is a prime risk factor for heart disease, heart attack, hypertension and stroke
  • Dangerous oral bacteria can migrate and has been found in the sites of heart disease
  • Gum inflammation is also linked to Alzheimer’s disease, Diabetes, Kidney Disease, Colon cancer and Osteoporosis
  • Gum inflammation puts pregnant women at risk of preterm, low-birth weight babies and other fetal complications

Gum Disease Risk Assessment

1. Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss?

3. Do you suffer from bad breath?

5. Do you smoke?

7. Does food wedge between your teeth?

9. Are your teeth sensitive to cold temperatures?

11. Has it been more than a year since your last professional dental cleaning?

2. Do your gums appear red (Do they match your lips rather than your skin)?

4. Do you have any loose teeth or teeth that have shifted?

6. Are there areas on your gums that ever get swollen or sore?

8. Do you see exposed roots at the gum line?

10. Have you ever been told you have “bone loss”, “inflammation” or “gum disease”?

12. Have your parents or siblings lost teeth due to periodontal disease?

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