Petrusha Family Dentistry

25908 Ford Road
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
(313) 277-0050

Dr. Petrusha Dental

To Your Health

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There have never been more reasons to take excellent care of your mouth. Over the past five years, evidence has proven that oral bacteria have a powerful impact on every person’s overall health. These bacteria occur naturally in the mouth but can reproduce at alarming rates under certain conditions – most notably in a mouth that is not kept clean daily. The overwhelming sign of bacterial overabundance is chronic inflammation. These bacteria have been linked to heart disease, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, low infant birth weight, rheumatoid arthritis and, of course, periodontal (gum) disease.

Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss. For years, people assumed that getting older meant a natural tendency toward losing teeth; this perception actually is not the case at all. It is an excess of bacteria that causes both bone loss and the gum tissue to pull away from the tooth structure. When this deterioration happens, teeth lose support and cannot withstand the pressure of chewing food. They become mobile, which means they can be shifted or moved with the pressure applied from a finger, and they eventually fall out.

The perplexing thing about periodontal disease is that there is no sensation of pain, so patients are often shocked and upset when diagnosed. Many are diagnosed at a point when saving their teeth is questionable, and most have contributing health factors that coincide with their diagnosis (diabetes, hypertension, etc).

If you have experienced puffy or swollen gums, bleeding when brushing, a bad taste in your mouth, oral sores or past tooth loss, we can help. Contact us today and get back on track to the best health of your life. Our passion is helping you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve.

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