Periodontal Disease Is Linked To Systemic Diseases

gum disease treatment Huntington

The link between your dental health and overall health is well-established, which is why regular checkups at Robert Matlach Dental in Huntington NY are so important. We check for new cavities, and for any signs of gum disease.

What do your gums do?

The soft tissue in your mouth, like skin, has a key job. It safeguards the roots of your teeth. It also provides a barrier for the connective tissues and ligaments that hold your teeth in their sockets, and the bone in which your teeth are anchored.

What is gum disease?

Gum disease starts with inflammation. Gums become swollen and tender. In its early stages, gum disease is called gingivitis. If it progresses, the gums pull away from the teeth, establishing pockets. This is called periodontitis or periodontal disease.

What are signs of gum disease?

  • Tender gums
  • Bad breath
  • Receding gums
  • A change in the color of gums
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Pain and tenderness
  • Pus between teeth and gums
  • Teeth that appear longer
  • Growing spaces between teeth
  • Changes in your bite

How does gum disease threaten your health?

Gum disease increases your risk of:

  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • Heart attacks
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Osteoporosis

Can gum disease be prevented?

Yes. Daily dental hygiene, professional dental cleanings, and a sensible diet can keep gums healthy.

At Matlach Dental in Huntington we treat gum disease. Other services include complete general dentistry. Call our office to schedule your next cleaning and checkup today!

Contact Matlach Dental:


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158 E Main St Ste 5
Huntington, New York


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