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We all strive to improve ourselves on many levels, especially with the New Year coming in. We set our resolutions to loose weight, or join a gym, and find more ways to be healthier overall. Unfortunately many people overlook how improving your dental hygiene can play a huge roll in our overall self-confidence and health.

Many people are currently suffering from periodontal or gum disease, and don’t even realize the effects that it can have on their overall health. Gum disease is caused when plaque builds up. Plaque, the bacterial-filled film that forms on teeth, can often leave the teeth feeling “fuzzy or sticky” which can be unpleasant and lead to bad breath, receding gums, and loss of gum issue.

If there is a prolonged lapse of treatment or care, gum disease can lead to:

  • Loss of teeth/gum tissue
  • Heart attack
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Alzheimer’s Disease

Research has shown that many of these ailments can be controlled or possibly prevented with proper treatment, so it is important to make sure you are seeing a dentist regularly.  Make sure that you brush with fluoridated toothpaste twice daily and visit your Smile Connected dentist at least every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup. If you feel that you may be experiencing periodontal disease or have more questions call us at (PHONE NUMBER) or visit us online at gosmilenation.com to schedule an appointment today. It is always important to take good care of yourself and being healthy is great way to start the new year, just make sure that a confident smile is part of your health plan.