Dental Gum Health | Joplin MO

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Gum Health

Healthy gums provide a solid foundation for your teeth. At Joplin Family Dental, we do a complete evaluation of your gum and bone health. Gum (periodontal) disease creates a loss of support for your teeth and is a major cause for tooth loss. 

Our hygienists are very perceptive when they see changes in a patient’s mouth.  Stress, poor diet and lack of sleep usually cause changes in brushing and flossing habits and can affect a patient’s oral and overall health. This often leads to bad breath, bleeding gums, periodontal (gum) disease and will compromise your immune system.   

When the mouth is unhealthy your overall health can be affected as well. Numerous studies have shown that heart health (stroke and heart attack) and diabetes are related to poor oral health. 

Our evaluation will determine what level of care you need. The earlier your gum disease is treated, the better your results will be. Our Dental Hygienists will educate you about gum disease and its prevention.

If you would like more information about this service, or have questions please fill out the form on this page and someone from our staff will be in touch with you right away. Thank you!