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Be Kind to Your Gums | VDH Hunt Valley, MD

diag_headerPeriodontal disease continues to make the news as a leading health issue in the United States. Close to half of American adults have some form periodontal disease, which can range from inflamed and bleeding gums to significant loss of jaw bone leading to tooth loss.

A recent article discusses periodontal disease, its impact on overall health, and its management in a dental setting. Several commonly-asked questions regarding periodontal disease are addressed, and lots of useful information is presented. Take a look, and make sure to contact Dr. Izadi or Dr. Rafat if you have any questions regarding what you read.

Valley Dental Health’s goal is to improve the quality of every patient’s life by optimizing each patient’s oral health. We believe that overall health cannot be independent of oral health. Increasing research indicates that oral inflammation can lead to inflammation in other parts of the body through the circulatory system, which links the entire body together. Dr. Rafat is a Board-certified periodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and treats patients with periodontal disease, helping them to achieve a state of oral health. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding periodontal disease.