Using tobacco raises your risk of gum disease Using tobacco products of any kind (cigarettes, dip/chew, e-cigs, hookah, etc.) is a common risk factor for many chronic diseases including gum disease. Tobacco increases the risk of getting gum disease. The disease can also get worse the longer you use tobacco. Many of the medications used to treat other diseases can affect your mouth by causing dry mouth. These include medications used to treat blood pressure, allergies, and pain. Dry mouth can increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Effects of gum disease Your mouth is a window into the health of your body. Insight about your overall health can sometimes be seen in your mouth. In fact, periodontal (perry-oh-DON-tal) or gum disease is common in people with chronic diseases like heart disease or diabetes. This brochure explains the connection between your oral health and your overall health. What you should know about gum disease Gum disease is an infection and inflammation that affects the tissues and bone that support your teeth. The infection is caused by the bacteria in plaque, a sticky film that’s always on your teeth. Your body reacts to the infection and your gums will become inflamed red, puffy and swollen. If left unchecked, gum disease affects the tissues and bone that support your teeth. It is the most common reason why adults lose teeth. Gingivitis When your body reacts to this infection and your gums are inflamed, this condition is called gingivitis (jin-ja-VY-tis), and it can lead to more serious types of gum disease. The good news about gingivitis is that it can be reversed. If the gum disease is caught early enough (when it is gingivitis), you may simply need a professional cleaning. Your dental team can also give you advice for improving your daily oral hygiene. Periodontitis If gingivitis is not treated, it can turn into periodontitis (perry-o-don-TIE-tis). Periodontitis is usually not painful, but it can lead to bone loss. Red, puffy, swollen gums are a sign of gingivitis. However, you may have gingivitis and not have any signs at all. Image © Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Warning signs of gum disease gums that bleed when you brush or floss gums that are red, swollen, puffy or tender gums that no longer tightly hug your teeth bad breath that doesn’t go away pus between your teeth and gums feeling that your teeth are loose a change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite a change in the way your partial dentures fit You may notice one or some of these warning signs, or you may not have any signs of gum disease at all. This is why it’s important to see your dentist regularly treatment of gum disease is most successful when it’s caught early. The mouth-body connection Certain chronic diseases are sometimes shown to raise your risk of gum disease. And, sometimes having gum disease is shown to raise your risk and severity of chronic disease. While it may not be clear whether one drives the other, some of the chronic diseases that commonly occur with gum disease are: arthritis diabetes emphysema heart disease high blood pressure liver diseases like the hepatitis C virus obesity stroke Healthy gums and bone hold teeth firmly in place. Periodontitis happens over time, as plaque builds up along the gum line. Your body responds to the toxins that the bacteria produce by breaking down the gum tissues and bone around your teeth. Gums Ligament Bone Pricing for Insurance Brochure BEST SELLER Why Doesn’t My Insurance Pay for This? Use this easy-to-follow brochure to help your patients understand what their dental benefits plan covers and what it doesn’t. Explains that coverage is based on how much their employer pays into the plan and not based on what the patient needs or what the dentist recommends. Emphasizes that treatment decisions should be based on what’s best for their health and not just what is covered by their plan. A must-have for every patient! W265 English, 8 panels, 50 per pack W246 Spanish PERSONALIZE IT! DAB024 STANDARD BROCHURES PACKS MEMBER RETAIL 1 $28.00 $42.00 2-9 $23.80 $35.70 10+ $21.00 $31.50 PERSONALIZED BROCHURES QTY MEMBER RETAIL 150 $82.50 $124.00 400 $196.00 $300.00 800 $360.00 $540.00 BEST SELLER Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body: Making the Connection What’s the harm in not maintaining proper oral health? Follows current research and shows the connections between diabetes, other chronic diseases, and perio. Points out that ongoing inflammation from periodontitis is linked with heart disease, blocked arteries and stroke. Includes graphics of periodontitis and a list of perio warning signs. W203 6 panels, 50 per pack PERSONALIZE IT! DAB021 NEW Oral Health and the HPV Vaccine This new brochure provides patients with basic information about how the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination helps protect against infection from a virus that may lead to cancer. The brochure explains that experts say the HPV vaccine, available since 2006, could prevent nearly 90 percent of HPV-related cancers in the United States. Understand who should get the vaccine, when, and how many doses are needed based on CDC recommendations. W153 6 panels, 50 per pack STANDARD BROCHURES PACKS MEMBER RETAIL 1 $28.00 $42.00 2-9 $23.80 $35.70 10+ $21.00 $31.50 PERSONALIZED BROCHURES QTY MEMBER RETAIL 150 $82.50 $124.00 400 $196.00 $300.00 800 $360.00 $540.00 Pricing for Brochures ADA's new brochure helps you talk to patients about the HPV vaccine. Show your patients the connection between oral health and overall health. 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