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Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the gums that starts out as plaque and forms tartar. As tartar builds up, it harbors bacteria that attack the soft tissue around your gums. Left untreated, gingivitis becomes the first stage of periodontal disease. The second stage is periodontitis, which ultimately destroys the tissue surrounding your teeth and the bone that holds your teeth in place. This disease advances silently, often without pain, and soon you are losing your teeth.

Don't let fear of the dentist keep you from the care you need. Dr. Poulson is a passionate general dentist in Brighton, Colorado who will help you prevent periodontal disease. There are numerous studies that conclude your entire immune system is weakened when your gums become diseased. There is a link between gum disease and stroke, heart disease, diabetes and an increased risk for pregnant women when your immune system is under attack. It’s also a simple fact that controlling gum disease can save your teeth, which should be enough cause to make preventative measures a priority in your lifestyle.

Dr. Poulson recommends a check up every six months for preventative care. At a minimum you should come in at least once a year to check for periodontal disease, cavities, tooth decay or other issues you teeth and mouth might run into.

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