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What Is Plaque And Why Is It Bad?

Plaque is the sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on your teeth.1001405_651192224891975_965681963_n

Plaque that is not removed with thorough daily brushing and cleaning between teeth can eventually harden into calculus or tartar.

If your gums bleed when you brush, that’s your body’s way of telling you that you have plaque trapped under the gum line. Bacteria found in plaque create toxic chemicals that irritate the gums and can eventually lead to gum disease.

Dr. Korenman and his team are dedicated to educating the public about the dangers of gum disease and they check all their patients for it.

Recent research suggests that gum disease is linked to other health problems including heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s and some pregnancy complications.

Here are 3 realities of gum disease:

  1. Gum (Periodontal) Disease is an ongoing bacterial infection deep in the gums and bone around your teeth.
  2. 80% of people have Gum Disease and DO NOT KNOW IT! There is usually no pain involved for people until extremely late in the degeneration. Many gum problems will go unnoticed until they are diagnosed by a dentist.
  3. Gum Disease has been shown to increase the risk of Heart Disease, Heart Attack and Stroke.

Here at Loveable Smiles, we check our patients for Gum Disease on a regular basis. If you are diagnosed with gum disease, Dr. Korenman can design a treatment plan to help you keep it under control.

We urge you to call Loveable Smiles at 972-231-0585.