Imagine you were washing your hair and noticed blood coming from your scalp. Would you be alarmed? Would you see a doctor? Of course, you would! Yet., you might nor be concerned if you notice gums bleeding when you brush your teeth. Many people assume it is normal, or not a big deal. In reality, it is a sign of periodontal disease, a highly preventable yet surprisingly common oral health condition.
Go Natural Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale offers a variety of healthy, minimally invasive treatment options, including deep cleaning and laser therapy. We are also strong advocates of preventive care and patient education. Therefore, we believe it is important that you understand what causes periodontal disease, what may increase your risk, and what you can do to prevent it.
The sticky film that develops on your teeth between brushings is called plaque, and it is home to millions of bacteria and other microorganisms. It clings to teeth and soft tissues in the mouth, but the gum line is particularly susceptible to infection.
Your body’s natural response to infection includes inflammation, which causes infected gum tissue to separate from teeth. Any detachment of gum tissue from the tooth surface creates an opportunity for bacteria to colonize. This creates a destructive, self-perpetuating cycle, with deep pockets forming around teeth.
The deeper periodontal pockets become, the more the infection spreads. Eventually, the bone and other supportive structures erode away, causing teeth to become loose. This condition is the most common cause of tooth loss among American adults.
Mounting evidence shows that the damage caused by periodontal disease is not limited to the mouth. The human body’s response to chronic infection and inflammation includes the production of certain chemicals that can wreak havoc with the immune system. Studies have suggested a link between periodontal disease, respiratory disease, diabetes, premature birth, stroke, heart disease, and more.
Anyone can get periodontal disease, though it is most common in older adults. Other risk factors for this condition include:
You deserve a beautiful and healthy smile, with safe and natural dental care. That is why we are here. Call Go Natural Dentistry at (855) 381-6001 and schedule an appointment to begin your journey to great oral health.
Dr. Yolanda Cintron's passion for cellular biology and chemistry led her to join The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, where she learned about the safe removal of toxic substances and the body's response to dental materials. She believes that she's God's instrument to get you healthy.
Dr. Cintron graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1987 and has gained over 27 years of expertise and 15 years of experience in oral implantology ever since. She is an IV Sedation credentialed and a recognized physician who is a member of several recognized organizations. As a lifelong learner, Dr. Cintron constantly seeks new knowledge and techniques to provide her patients with the most innovative and effective treatments.
Dr. Cintron's patient-centered approach to care means that she puts the needs and well-being of her patients above all else. With her expertise and compassion, she provides the best care possible and strives to help her patients achieve maximum health and wellness. She has cared for hundreds of satisfied patients and looks forward to meeting all your requirements while keeping your trust in safe hands.