There are many diseases that fall into the category of “silent killers”, including celiac disease, osteoporosis, colon cancer, and even diabetes. What this essentially means is these and many other conditions can be present in the body without you even realizing it, largely because they don’t carry many symptoms. While gum disease may not be necessarily lethal, it can be devastating to your oral and overall health.
If you are unaware of the risk factors associated with gum disease, you could be more likely to develop it and even have symptoms without your knowledge. At Blue Coast Dental, we want to make sure that you are fully informed on these risk factors, why those who have them are at higher risk, and why visiting a periodontist can make all the difference. In our first newsletter of 2020, we hope you take a moment to inform and protect yourself as well as schedule a visit at our office soon!