February is Gum Disease Awareness Month. In this video, our in-house periodontist, Dr. Mark Margolin, discusses gum disease, its inflammatory nature, and its potentially devastating effects on the rest of your body.
“If you have other systemic inflammatory diseases [such as] diabetes, kidney disease, even cancer, heart disease, if you don’t control your gum disease, it can make all those other things worse.”
Regular dental checkups and excellent oral hygiene at home are two ways you can keep your gums healthy and disease free. To book a cleaning and exam at Gregory Allen Kerbel, DDS, PLLC, fill out our online form or call our East Dallas, TX dental office at 972-360-9944.