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How Gum Disease Can Put Older Women at Risk for Cancer

Older Women | Gum Disease and Cancer | Denver CO Dentist

Thanks to new emerging information, we keep learning more facts about how oral health is connected to overall health and well being. Researchers have recently discovered a new link between periodontal disease and cancer in older women. Here's what you should know.

What Is Periodontal Disease?

Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease is an infection of the support system for your teeth, which consists of your gums and jawbone. Excess plaque and tartar buildup that is not consistently removed will cause the infection, which will eventually lead to gum and tooth loss if it is left untreated.

Did you know that gum disease affects 70% of people aged 65 and above ...

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Seeing the Future—Predicting Gum Disease Outcomes

Gum Disease Treatment | Denver Highlands Dentist

If there is a villain in the dental world, it is undoubtedly periodontal disease. When gum disease takes hold, it can lead to big changes in your smile as well as tooth loss.

How best to conquer this villain? As with all things dentistry, prevention is key. Based on the present stage of your gum disease, we can predict how this sinister ailment will advance. Keeping our patients on the offense can mean all the difference in the future.

If you have or suspect you have gum disease, don’t wait to call your Denver Highlands dentist at Highland Smiles. Whatever stage you might be at, we can figure out a plan of ...

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