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Gum Disease And The Impact on Respiratory Health, Marietta

Gum Disease And The Impact on Respiratory Health

Gums and Healthy Teeth Marietta, GAWhen you inhale pollution or the smoke of tobacco products, it damages your lungs. But what about if you inhale bacteria…from your mouth?

Over time, scientists have determined that having active periodontal (gum) disease raises a person’s risk of respiratory disease. Everything from pneumonia to COVID-19 infections can be more severe if you have co-existing periodontitis. In fact, a recent study showed that COVID-19 patients with periodontal disease were more likely to require respirators due to lung infections during their medical care.

What You Can do to Break the Cycle

To avoid accidental inhalation of disease bacteria, you’ll want to re-vamp your oral hygiene routine. Start out with a professional cleaning at Dental Care Center at Kennestone to remove all tartar and bacteria between teeth and below your gums.

From there, make a commitment to floss each day. Doing so will prevent excess bacterial accumulation. If flossing is a challenge, consider using handheld floss picks or investing in a water flosser.

Brush your gumlines daily with a gentle, soft-textured brush. If possible, purchase a quality electric toothbrush to do the work for you! Pay particular attention to the gumlines.

With proactive care, you can lower inflammation and bleeding, the two tell-tale signs of periodontal disease.

Gum Health and Your Body

Research continually shows that by improving your gum health and treating periodontal disease, your body’s immune system can better combat other underlying issues. If you have a higher risk of respiratory illness, you can’t afford to let gum disease slip by without your attention.

Smile healthier and live happier. Call Dental Care Center at Kennestone today to reserve an appointment.

Posted on behalf of Dental Care Center at Kennestone

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Dental Care Center at Kennestone

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Based on 193 reviews

Angie W.

I absolutely love this dental experience. I used to dread having to make dental trips but since finding this office 4 years ago that took the dread away. From making the appointment, to visiting with the office staff. It's great. The Hygienist is very friendly. But that Dr. O,
she is a ray of sunshine. Perfect bedside manner, concerning, caring, helpful, and so very positive. I do not have dental insurance and could go somewhere else that may be a tad cheaper but I wouldn't trade this dental office for the world. They feel more like family. Give them a try you won't regret it!

Olivia

I am very happy I came to this dental office! I tend to avoid going to the dentist because of past experiences, but my visit today was 10/10!! The dental hygienist, Kelly, and Dr. Buffington were so nice and thorough. I highly recommend! So happy I found a good and nice dental office finally!! :)

Mark P.

Always a great experience when I come in for cleanings or any work that has to be done. Special thanks to my hygienist Kelli for a good cleaning today and making me feel comfortable. Dr. Buffington is also terrific and very attentive. The entire staff will make you feel welcome and comfortable.

Nancy M.

I have been a patient here for many years. I’ve always had positive experiences. I especially like the Dental Hygenist “Callie”. She is just the best, always smiling and cheerful, just what you need at the Dentist. She is very experienced and I’ve learned a lot from her. All the Staff is very nice and polite and Dr Buffington is great also. I’ve had a lot of dental work done by her and never had a problem. She is very gentle and painless too!