Gum Disease Awareness Month: Are you a part of the 80%?

Periodontal (gum) disease affects more than 80% of US adults. Gum Disease Awareness Month, launched by Advanced Laser Dentistry a decade ago, has turned into a global effort to raise awareness about this insidious disease. It’s preventable if treated early—yet it is known as the silent killer because few people are aware they have it since symptoms do not appear in the early stages. Too many people lack knowledge about gum disease: the symptoms, treatments, and even the devastating consequences.

It’s time to change that.

Brace yourself—gum disease affects more than your mouth

NIH notes that gum disease happens when bacteria build up and harden on the teeth—infecting the tissues that are meant to hold your teeth in place. Symptoms include chewing pain, sore and bleeding gums, and even tooth loss.  

Uncomfortable to think about, but important to recognize, is that you can’t have a healthy body without a healthy mouth. Gum disease can increase your risk of severe health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and more.

Watch Mark L. Cannon, D.D.S., M.S. explain the bacterial connection to systemic disease:

How to brush off the risks

Maintaining a smile we feel confident about is something we all want—but how can we prevent disease from getting in the way?

Limit your risks by flossing, brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, visiting your dentist for regular checkups, and taking an oral-care probiotic daily. Many of us use mouthwash, but what you may not know is that it kills both the good and bad bacteria in your mouth, causing an imbalance in your oral microbiome. An oral-care probiotic, on the other hand, deploys “good” bacteria in the mouth that crowd out the “bad” to restore a healthy bacterial balance in the mouth.

The easiest step for a healthier mouth

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ProBioraPro® replenishes your oral biome with beneficial bacteria that are from the mouth, for the mouth. The beneficial bacteria crowd out pathogenic bacteria that cause gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath while restoring the natural balance in your mouth.

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Join us in the fight against pathogenic bacteria today. Learn more about how good bacteria can support strong oral health.