One in every two American adults are living with gingivitis, and some don’t even know it. Gingivitis is the initial form of gum disease (periodontal disease) that leads to swollen, inflamed and reddened gums. That pesky arch-nemesis of healthy teeth – plaque – is once again the infamous star of this story.
Did you know that regular dental checkups can actually help to prevent heart attacks? Or that poor hygiene can contribute to the development of diabetes, or even Alzheimer’s? Most people don’t realize how crucial dental appointments are, not only for our dental health but our overall health as well.