Did you know that up to 85 percent of adults in the United States have some form of gum disease? Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t even know they have the disease. The link between gum disease and diseases in the body are beginning to be accepted as fact. The bacterium that causes gum disease enters the bloodstream and has been connected to serious diseases like:
- Heart disease
- Respiratory disease
- Blood clots and strokes
- Premature and low birth rates
- Pancreatic cancer
- Alzheimer’s disease
It’s not just the bacteria that are harmful. Gum disease is an infection that produces inflammation in your whole body and causes your immune system to continually work harder. Dr. Gayle Fletcher uses a proven, effective, and easy-to-use system called Perio Protect® to reduce the bacteria in your mouth. Perio Protect is a new technique in dental care that provides gentle, non-invasive protection for gum disease. Even with regular dental cleanings, communities of bacteria can quickly reproduce in pockets between teeth and around gums. This treatment will shield your gums and protect your investment in dental health even between office visits.
Call Patient-First Dental Care today at 936-856-9969 for more information about how we can improve your oral health in Conroe, Texas, or to schedule an appointment with our knowledgeable dentist.