Healthy gums are important for many reasons. Gingivitis and periodontal disease can lead to painful or loose teeth, and the ultimate loss of one or many teeth. Studies have shown a connection between gum disease and general health, especially cardiovascular health. Halitosis, or bad breath, can be the direct result of periodontal disease. The doctor and hygienist will diagnose the best course of treatment to establish and maintain healthy gums.
Periodontal Disease Fact Sheet >> http://www.perio.org/newsroom/periodontal-disease-fact-sheet
Periodontal Disease and Systemic Health >> http://www.perio.org/consumer/other-diseases