We Provide the Fundamental of Professional Dental Care in the DFW Area at Brad Moss, DDS
Healthy gums are vital to overall oral health—and the health of the rest of your body. Studies are now showing that chronic inflammation in the gums plays a role in diabetes, increased chances of stroke and even preterm, low-birth-weight babies. Chronic inflammation caused by bacteria entering the body, as a result of gum disease, is also being attributed with causing or contributing to rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue, and heart disease.
Daily at-home care is often not sufficient to remove tartar and bacteria from beneath the gums. Because patients have few symptoms, periodontal infections can go undetected. But bad breath, bleeding gums or loose teeth can be signs that things are getting worse.
This is why your biannual professional dental cleanings are of the utmost importance. These visits give Dr. Moss and his team the chance to thoroughly examine and maintain the health of your teeth and gums. By maintaining this schedule, gum disease can be detected at its earliest, most treatable stages. If indicated, gum infections can be easily treated, preventing further damage to other areas of the mouth and body.
If you notice gum swelling, foul breath, or bleeding in your mouth, contact us right away at (817) 488-6513.