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We can’t talk about effective, preventive dentistry in Hermiston without addressing your gum or periodontal health. Often overlooked, our gums are super important for keeping teeth healthy. When gums aren’t healthy themselves, you run the risk of infection or, at the very worst stages, complete tooth loss. Good gums are a problem for most American families, whether they want or like to admit it or not. In fact, well over 85 percent of nearly all Americans have some sort of gum disease or a flareup in their lifetime. It’s that common and needs to be addressed as soon as possible to protect both your oral and overall health.

Our gums are strong, but they’re also susceptible. They have the ability to allow harmful bacteria from our mouth to pass through to them for a one-way ticket into our bloodstream. Recent studies and scientific findings have shown that this can lead to issues related to your overall health. They include:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Asthma
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cancers

We use highly effective scaling and root planing techniques to clean around your teeth and get your gums back in good shape. If you have gums that bleed frequently, are tender to the touch, are pulling away from your teeth, or are changing the way your teeth fit together, then it’s time you give us a call for life-changing periodontal therapy. Say goodbye to sensitivity, pain, and bad breath. Your Desert Dental team is here to help!