Monday, February 27, 2012

Another kind of recession: Your gumline

Well, we are deep in the thick of tax season once again (where does the time go?) and for many Americans, finances continue to be of the utmost concern due to the seemingly relentless economic recession. For many of us, a shrinking economy and rising gas and food prices are key factors in how we are budgeting our finances. But there is another type of recession we need to be concerned about - one that impacts our overall health and well-being. I'm talking about receding gums, which is often one of the first noticeable symptoms of periodontal disease.

Here at Periodontal Associates, we see a lot of patients who are exhibiting the seven warning signs of gum disease and aren't even aware that these signs are not a normal part of the aging process or overly-enthusiastic brushing and flossing. They are often astonished to learn that they have gum disease and that it can severely compromise overall physical, mental and emotional health. Many patients find themselves facing costly restorative procedures that may have been preventable if their gum disease was properly evaluated and treated at an early stage.

At Periodontal Associates, we are in the position of patient education. Our website is a comprehensive information resource that includes self-assessment tools, visual guides, and how periodontists treat gum disease. We encourage you to browse our website to begin evaluating your symptoms. If you have any signs of gum disease, please contact us right away so we can begin treatment immediately. In this day and age, one recession you can gain control of is the recession of your gumline.

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