Here at Shoreline Periodontics, we are passionate about your health. Not only are we committed to helping you achieve a brighter, whiter smile, we also want to educate you about the ways that your oral health can affect the overall health of your body. If you struggle from periodontal disease in New London, CT, there may be connections to your overall health that you aren’t aware of.
When you don’t brush or floss your teeth properly, you may develop plaque and buildup on them, eventually leading to gingivitis and gum disease. What many people don’t know is that people with gum disease are nearly twice as likely to also have heart disease, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
Caring for Your Gums
With the strong links between a healthy heart and healthy gums, it’s essential that patients know the proper way to care for the gums. Brush twice a day and floss daily, visit an oral health professional every six months, and watch for the following signs of periodontal disease:
Dr. Gregory Toback offers a gentle, comfortable gum disease treatment option through LANAP® laser treatment. As a minimally invasive option with no stitching or cutting of the gums necessary, many patients are turning to LANAP® as a way to fight against the causes of heart disease and stroke. This technology uses laser instead of traditional methods to effectively remove harmful bacteria and plaque. Most patients say the pain is minimal if any, and are usually back to their normal activities within days.
To learn more about the fight against gum disease and the treatments available to you, call Shoreline Periodontics at (860) 443-2428 to schedule an appointment.