Gum disease (also called periodontal disease) is a major problem. You often hear people talking about issues involving teeth, but gum health is just as important as dental health.

At Hunsaker Dental, our mission is to provide for your total dental and gum health using a gentle touch. That’s why, when you come to us for your regular checkups, we’ll make sure your gums are healthy, and we’ll treat them if they have any problems.

Why Is Gum Health Important?

Your gums are a major part of the whole system that supports your teeth and overall health. If you have infected gums, bacteria can threaten your teeth. Bacteria can also migrate to other parts of your body, affecting your heart and other organs.

We keep seeing evidence that gum disease is linked to:

  • Dementia.
  • Heart disease.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Diabetes.
  • Inflammation.
  • Birth complications.

Other links are being discovered all the time. The message is: don’t neglect your gum health! You don’t want a buildup of bacteria there to threaten your teeth or organs.

How Can We Treat Gum Disease?

In every cleaning and checkup, we’ll make sure you and your family members have healthy teeth and gums. The first line of defense—which is usually enough—is just to keep your teeth and gums very clean through:

  • Brushing twice a day and flossing once per day.
  • Scheduling twice-yearly family dentistry appointments.

But when we do detect gum disease, we can clean it up with a variety of techniques and tools. We can even use dental lasers that destroy bacteria and stimulate your gums to heal faster.

Schedule an Appointment to Prevent Gum Disease

When your gums are healthy, you’ll also enjoy:

  • Better-smelling breath.
  • Greater protection of your teeth from bacteria.
  • An easier time chewing if your gums were sore.

Call Hunsaker Dental today to schedule regular dental cleanings for yourself and/or your family members. We’ll protect your overall health with our periodontal services!