Considering dental implants? Then pay close attention to the health of your gums. Over 47 percent of adults have periodontal disease in the US, and as you age, your risk of periodontal disease increases. That’s why it’s key to keep your gums healthy now. Seventy-five percent of adults 60 and older have only a portion of their original teeth. Just when older adults may need dental implants, their risk of periodontal disease goes up if their gum health goes unchecked.
Likewise, if you need dental implants, advise your doctor if you have diabetes or heart disease, both of which can be complicated by periodontal disease. Nine percent of the population has diabetes, many are undiagnosed, so if you have symptoms of diabetes, be sure to get checked prior to getting dental implants. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US. Lack of periodontal care exacerbates heart disease due to clogging of arteries and causes complications in getting dental implants. Advise your doctor of any heart issues you have prior to getting dental implants.
Do you have gum disease? Gum disease symptoms:
Red, swollen gums
Receding gum line
How do you get your gums back on track prior to having dental implants?
Brush twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste.
Floss between your teeth every day.
Get proper, regular dental care. Get your teeth cleaned at our office.
Cut down on sugary foods and drinks.
Don’t smoke or chew tobacco.
Drink only in moderation.
If you need dental implants, it’s time to get your gums their healthiest. It’s likely you may have periodontal disease, especially if you are an older adult, so get some preventative care before you need dental implants. Much of the success of your implants depends on the health of your gums, so get the affordable, friendly dental care you need here at our Jupiter office.
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