10 Reasons why most of us need dental care every three months!

    • Gum Disease/Bone Loss=Periodontal Disease: Periodontal disease will destroy the attachment fibers that hold teeth in the mouth if not properly cleaned every 90 days. Gums will separate from the teeth, forming pockets that fill with infection. Teeth will eventually become loose. Approximately 15% of adults between 21 and 50 years of age and 30% of adults over 50 have this disease. 
    • Diabetes: Diabetes can cause: overgrowth of gum tissue, abnormal wound healing, tooth decay, periodontal disease, and fungal infections, fruity (acetone) breath, dry mouth, and thickness of saliva. Severe periodontal disease can increase blood sugar, contributing to increased periods of time when the body functions with a high blood sugar. This puts diabetics at increased risk for diabetic complications. Thus, diabetics who have periodontal disease should be treated to eliminate the periodontal infection.
    • Heart Disease: A new study found that people with gum disease are twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease. There is also a great deal of evidence that the bacteria that causes plaque in the mouth has the same DNA as plaque that causes heart disease.
    • Cerebral Vascular Disease: such as strokes or TIA.  There is a link between periodontal disease and CVD! 
    • Limited Use of Hands:  Arthritis, limited motor skills and those who are physically challenged.  Properly caring for the teeth is more complicated by those who have physical limitations.
    • Pregnancy: Women are more prone to develop gum and bone disease while pregnant. Any infection is a concern during pregnancy and periodontal disease during pregnancy can also increase a woman's chances of a preterm low birth weight baby.
    • Orthodontic Treatment:  Of those who are undergoing orthodontic treatment, 65% have decalcification of their teeth. Brackets and wires make it more difficult to thoroughly clean your teeth, and flossing is especially difficult.
    • Tobacco users:  This includes smokers and those who use chewing tobacco.  Tobacco usage contributes to additional tartar buildup, gum and bone disease and even oral cancer. 
    • Xerostomia/Sjorgren’s Syndromes:  Patients who suffer from Xerostomia (dry mouth syndrome) or Sjorgren’s syndrome (mouth breathers) are prone to gingivitis, gum disease and severe tooth decay, especially in their upper front teeth.
    • Lack of Flossing:  Anyone who does not floss at least once on a daily basis is increasing their risk for tooth decay.