A beautiful smile is quickly noticed, and helps form a great first impression. But what about the gums supporting that smile? While they may not be as immediately apparent, healthy gums play a key role in a gorgeous smile. Not only do they play into its aesthetics, they’re also necessary to support your teeth. Neither gums nor teeth are healthy without one another. Pay attention to your periodontal health in order to help your pearly whites last.
As plaque accumulates on teeth, so it does on gums. When you’re experiencing a number of cavities, it’s likely that your gums are also being exposed to infection. If plaque infiltrates your gums, they will cease to be an adequate support system for your teeth. Gums will pull away from teeth, and bacteria-filled pockets will form between the two entities. This allows teeth to loosen, and become unstable in their sockets. Infected gums also place the rest of the body at risk, as bacteria can spread through the bloodstream and cause other systemic issues.
The simplest way to avoid a slew of dental and health problems is clear: keep your gums healthy!
Our Denver team will spot signs of gingivitis or periodontal disease right away, but you have to give us the opportunity to do so. Schedule your next dental exam today.