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Gum Disease Linked to COVID-19 Severity

May 23, 2021
Posted By: Carrollwood Village Dental
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If the Pandemic Kept You from a Dental Checkup, It’s Time to Reestablish Care

Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss globally, and it is preventable with regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings.

Preventive dentistry can save your smile and lower your risks for health conditions you may not have considered. Yes, it’s true; gum disease has been linked to heart attack, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, low birth weight in babies, and even Alzheimer’s disease.

Additionally, a recent study found a link between COVID-19 severity and gum disease!

Of course, your dentist in Tampa, FL understands that the pandemic made getting to the dentist difficult for many. However, we are taking every precaution to keep patients and staff safe, which is why we encourage you to reestablish dental care as soon as possible.

Preventive Dentistry in Tampa

Comprehensive dental exams allow your dentist to diagnose gum disease in the earliest reversible stage known as gingivitis. When gingivitis goes untreated, it becomes periodontitis—treatable but no longer reversible.

Your professional teeth cleaning rids your teeth and gums of the ingredients that lead to gingivitis and gum disease.

The American Dental Association has found that two preventive dentistry appointments per year can lower your risks for gum disease. However, your dentist may customize your schedule based on exam findings.

Gum Disease Treatment in Tampa

If you have already been diagnosed with gum disease, it is crucial to see your dentist regularly for specialized care, which may include deep cleanings and a custom at-home regimen to restore your teeth and gums to better oral health.

Contact Your Tampa Dentist to Reestablish Dental Care

Symptoms of gingivitis and gum disease can be subtle, but you may notice bleeding gums with brushing, a bad taste in the mouth, or receding gums. Arrange a preventive exam and teeth cleaning today to keep your smile healthy.

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