Dr's. Jorgenson, Capps, and Harbertson are providing this blog to help inform families about the dangers of periodontal gum disease if left untreated. It is their hope this blogs information will save lives by preventing the spread of gum disease.
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You Still Need to Watch for Gum Disease With No Teeth
Posted on 9/10/2019 by Todd Jorgenson
If you have no teeth and you have dentures, an All-in-One set, implants, or nothing at all, you still need to watch out for gum disease. Just because you don't have any teeth doesn't mean that your gum health is not important. You still have gums and you're still putting food and other items in your mouth, which causes build-up, sugars, plaque, and more in the mouth. Bacteria can stick to the gums, the tongue, and the inside of the mouth. These bacteria need to be cleaned out entirely. Gum Disease and No TeethWhen you fail to have great oral hygiene, even with no teeth, these bacteria multiply and build up inside the mouth. This causes further issues when you are trying to keep your mouth healthier and better feeling overall. Gum disease attacks the gums. While you don't have to worry about losing your teeth, because you currently do not have any, this can still cause problems with your overall health and it can become uncomfortable for those that are chewing or eating things. You want to protect your gums overall, and through the use of the right cleanings, this can be done. Remember, your gums are important because they are a part of your oral health. Taking care of them is just as important as taking care of your teeth. Every part of your mouth needs the best care possible, and our professionals can deliver that for you. Speak with us today if you want to know more about your gum health, or to have a cleaning and exam done. Even if you are missing teeth or have none at all, you can still work with us for the best oral health possible. You should smile with confidence and health, and we can help give you the smile you want and deserve.... Read more...