Do You Know the Health Risks of Gum Disease?

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Gum disease is an infection of the soft tissues supporting your teeth and may increase your risk of all kinds of other health complications, such as stroke, diabetes and heart disease. Gum disease has even been linked with problems in pregnancy (low birth weight), dementia, Alzheimer’s and heart attack.

In addition, the state of your teeth also affects your overall health while gum disease is linked to those health issues in other areas of your body. Read the full article below to see how brushing your teeth can help keep gum disease away and improve your general health!

Our skilled dentists, Dr. Gary Herskovits and Dr. Amy Herskovits having been helping patients avoid gum disease as well as successfully treat it. We invite you to give us a call at 718-530-0999 to learn more or schedule an appointment with one of our dentists in Brooklyn, New York.

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