You’re brushing your teeth and your gums bleed a little. No reason for concern…right?

“Have a mint,” your friends offer while you chat.

These conditions may not sound serious, but are symptoms of periodontal disease. Here in Burke, Virginia, our periodontics specialists have attained the techniques and modern technology necessary to restore your teeth back to health.

It is estimated that four out of five people have periodontal disease and don’t know it! You may think this will only affect your dental health, but research is proving it is a contributing risk factor in cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. Expectant mothers are warned they are seven times more likely to have premature or low birthweight babies when they have periodontal disease.

Brushing diligently is good, but several other factors can surprisingly contribute to this disease. Such as: smoking, bridges that no longer fit properly, defective fillings, crowded teeth, various medications, changes in hormone levels, systemic diseases and genetics.

For this reason, our office of McMillan & Associates located in Burke, see periodontics as a specialty field that cannot be ignored. Schedule your appointment soon, because a healthy smile leads to a healthy body!

 

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