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Periodontal Treatment from Dr. Michel and Michel Dental

September 16, 2011

Did you know that 75% of all Americans over 35 have some form of gum disease, even if it’s only a mild form?

We don’t mean to scare you with that statistic; we only want you be aware of the fact that gum disease can affect your smile without you even knowing it. Often, the only indication of a problem is bleeding gums, and by then gum disease has already set it.

If it’s not treated soon, even more serious problems like tooth loss or gum deterioration can occur. What’s more, other health problems, like heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, pre-term birth, and gastric ulcer re-infection have been found to share a connection with gum disease.