Can flossing and brushing correctly add years to your life?
Bacteria, which can find a home and a feast between your teeth and under your gums, can stir up a low-grade gum infection and a simmering inflammatory response that increases your risk of heart disease 72% according to the Cleveland Clinic Chief Wellness Officer, Dr. Michael Roizen, M.D. You will need to brush and floss correctly 60 seconds a day to add an additional 6.4 years to your life according to Dr. Roizen M.D.
Dr. Larry P. Bleier is an expert in the treatment and control of Periodontal/Gum Diseases and can also provide you with the life time skills to correctly floss and brush the teeth and gums for optimal tooth and periodontal gum health.
- #1 cause of tooth loss is gum/periodontal disease
- 80% of all adults have periodontal disease
- Periodontal Disease is a contributing factor as well as a possible indicator of:
- Cardiovascular/Heart Disease
- Respiratory Disease
- Low Birth Weight Babies
- Over All Health
THE WARNING SIGNS
- Gums that bleed during toothbrushing and flossing
- Red, swollen, or tender gums
- Persistent bad breath
- Gums that have pulled away from your teeth
- Pus between your teeth and gums
- Loose or separating gums
- A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
- A change in the fit of partial dentures