Everyone agrees that healthy teeth play an important role in your healthy smile. Unfortunately, many people don’t appreciate the importance of having healthy gums too. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. Periodontal disease also has been linked to an increased risk of diabetes complications, cardiovascular disease, and heart attacks.
At our Bryant, AR, dental office, we want you and your smile to be as healthy as possible. That’s why we’ve put together a short quiz that can help you assess how healthy your gums may be. This is not a substitute for a dental cleaning and exam, but it may help you know if you should schedule an appointment for a gum disease treatment.