The Dental View By Dr. Steven Shrader

The Health of Your Mouth is a Window into the Health of Your Body Dental professionals can sometimes get insight into your overall health by things seen in the mouth. In fact, gum disease (periodontal disease), is common in people with chronic diseases. A few of those diseases are; diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, high blood pressure and respiratory infections. But anyone can get gum disease.Some of the risk factors are poor dental hygiene, tobacco use, medications which can dry your mouth, cancer and pregnancy. But what is periodontal disease and how do I know if I have it? You might…

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