How Gum Disease Affects You
Nearly everyone knows about gum disease but many don’t realize the significance of the disease in overall wellness. It’s true, if you have gum disease, you may suffer from bad breath, bleeding gums, gum recession, loosening teeth, and bone loss. However, did you know that the bacteria that cause gingivitis also affect other organs and create a chronic inflammation due to the infection? Or that tooth loss can cause bone loss? Dr. Robert Stevens is a skilled dentist in Boise, ID, who can answer all of your questions about periodontal disease.