Did you know that patients who suffer from periodontal (gum) disease have a higher risk of suffering from a stroke? It is unclear whether gum disease itself increases your chances of a stroke or if it’s a warning sign of other health issues, but one thing is certain – periodontal disease is something that should be avoided.

The good news is that you can avoid gum disease with a proper oral care program. Gum disease is caused by bacteria and plaque buildup and generally is unnoticeable if it’s just a mild case. Here’s how you can prevent gum disease:

  • Floss once a day
  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day
  • Book an appointment at our Vancouver and Coquitlam periodontal office. Our team will thoroughly check for signs of gum disease and recommend customized treatment.

If you have any questions about gum disease or would like to book an appointment, contact BC Perio today.