Your healthy teeth and gums are the foundation for your beautiful smile. Many people are surprised to learn that more than half of the population has some type of gingivitis (gum) or periodontal (bone) disease. This type of chronic disease is a type of bacterial infection with the potential to spread through your blood stream to many other areas in your body. The most recent research confirms that gum disease (gingivitis) may put you at an increased risk for both heart disease and stroke, breathing disorders, and can cause low birth weight babies and pre- term delivery for pregnant women.
Interestingly, the condition of your teeth and oral tissues can also act as a window to your overall health, showing symptoms of other problems in your body. Diseases like diabetes, leukemia, cancer, heart and kidney disease all have some of their first signs in their early stages that can be seen during a routine intra-oral examination at your dentist. In fact, your dentist may be the first to diagnose a major issue that has seemingly nothing to do with your teeth or gums.
At Markham Smile Centre, your optimal overall health is our first priority. Our highly-trained professionals and state-of- the-art technologies allow us to provide you with comprehensive dental care all in one location. Whether you are looking for a basic dental check-up and cleaning, deep scaling or gum therapy, fillings, implants, cosmetic dentistry or even a root canal, our dental team can help!