How Gum Disease Can Harm The Whole Body

Gum disease can negatively affect the health of your entire body. Research shows a correlation between periodontal disease (gum disease) and heart issues, diabetes, and other health issues.

Our periodontal dentists at VIP Dental Clinic are well-equipped to prevent and treat gum disease with our advanced treatment and technology, including Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT).

Minimally invasive, but maximally preventative, GBT is a patient-oriented treatment. Some patients find that traditional dental cleanings can irritate their sensitive teeth – there’s no need to worry about that with this procedure. GBT polishes and removes bacteria safely and effectively – it even removes the bacteria that you may not see!

But it’s important to remember that this treatment can improve the health of your whole body. Here are the links between gum disease and your overall health.

So, how can you prevent periodontal disease?

1. Keep up a good cleaning routine:

For most people, it’s second nature, but there’s no harm in emphasising how important it is to brush your teeth twice a day.

It’s important to remove plaque build-up, not just to achieve a beautiful, white smile, but also to prevent issues like gum disease.

2. Quit smoking:

Quitting smoking can dramatically reduce your risk of chronic diseases and dental issues. Similar to how periodontal disease can harm your entire body, so can smoking.

3. Visit our periodontal dentists for a regular hygiene appointment:

It is recommended that you visit us regularly to prevent major health issues, including gum disease. We will advise how often you should visit for a hygiene appointment, depending on your individual oral health and risk factors.

Our trusted dentists agree that it is always better to prevent dental issues in the first place. This helps preserve your health and save you money on treatments.

To book an appointment with our periodontal dentists, give us a call on (02) 8381 0333 or contact us online.