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Love the gums you're with!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 by Malisano Dental

Gum Diseases are inflammatory conditions caused by bacteria in plaque below the gum line. Over time, the bacteria irritate the gum tissue with certain types of bacteria destroying gum tissue and bone.

A bacterium Porphyromonas Gingivalis plays a crucial role in the development of gum diseases. It buries itself deep into the gums and encourages the growth of plaque.

When the amount of this bacterium grows to a certain level, it switches the body’s immune system to target local supporting tissues.

Thus, the immune system destroys bone and gums instead of the microbes.

When severe, the bacteria can enter the bloodstream increasing the risk to cardiovascular disease. Researchers have found this bacteria in the pancreas and brain.

Signs of gum disease are bleeding gums when tooth brushing or flossing, bad taste and bad breath.

Gum Disease affects dental implants too resulting in loss of bone around the dental implant. In some situations with total loss of the dental implant.

So “Love the gums you’re with" for better health.

Take the extra time to brush, floss and clean between teeth. Eat for better health – avoid high sugar and high acid diets.

Schedule regular professional cleans.

Please forward this newsletter  "Love the gums you're with!" to those who may appreciate it.


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Dr. Leanne Malisano is one of the most experienced cosmetic dental surgeons in Australia. A special interest in Jaw Joint Therapy, Sleep Apnea, Smile Makeovers and Dental Implants.

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