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Gum Health Jefferson, GA
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If you type in “health” on the Internet, you will be immediately bombarded with millions of hits that claim to give you all the information you need to live a healthy lifestyle. As helpful as many of these web pages may be, they primarily focus on weight loss, diet, and exercise. While these three components are undoubtedly important to a healthy lifestyle, they are not all-encompassing. One crucial area of health is often overlooked: your gum health. Yet, it is vital that you understand that there is a direct correlation between the health of your mouth and the health of your entire body.

It is easy to forget that the gum tissues and teeth are living features inside the human body. Just as your heart pumps blood to and from organs and appendages, your heart also provides a direct blood supply to your mouth. It is essential to realize that the body’s bloodstream is a two-way system. If there is an infection inside the mouth, it can easily pass into the bloodstream and spread the infection to other areas of the body. In fact, gum disease (also known as gingivitis and periodontal disease) has been directly linked to hundreds of thousands of cases of heart disease, diabetes, miscarriage, and preterm birth.

The earliest stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. It typically involves red, puffy gums that bleed easily and are tender to the touch. Fortunately, there are ways to reverse the symptoms of gingivitis before it turns into periodontal disease that is irreversible. These steps can keep your gums healthy:

  • Flossing daily
  • Brushing the teeth at least twice a day
  • Using a fluoride toothpaste
  • Using an ADA approved mouthwash
  • Visiting the dentist twice a year for a cleaning and exam
  • Stopping smoking and excessive alcohol consumption

At Jefferson Dental Care, we want to help you achieve and maintain optimal gum health. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Posted on behalf of Jefferson Dental Care

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Kayla B.

The whole office staff is amazing! Super friendly and helpful. Dr. Gannon has always been very nice and does great work! My husband sees Dr. Vetter and has only good things to say as well. I highly recommend this office!

Karen W.

We have had great experiences with Dr Gannon and Dr Vetter and their entire staff. They make you feel at ease and therefore we don't dread going to the dentist anymore

Barbara S.

This office is wonderful, Dr. Gannon is amazing super nice and the staff are so sweet. Thank you all for a great experience

Mindi C.

I live and work in Habersham but I have used this group for 15 years. I will drive the distance to see them because they are the best !! See you in 12/15/14 Dr Vetter.

Malcolm W.

Great folks!!! All the folks there are special ... Gotta love that Doctor Vetter!!!

Lee L.

What a GREAT experience!!! Dr Vetter is AWESOME!!

Wanda B.

Dr. Paul gannon is the best...

Caroline W.

Very friendly staff, professional and knowledgeable.

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Contact Us

1689 Old Pendergrass Road Suite 310
Jefferson GA, 30549

Tel: (706) 367-0010

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Our office is open for normal business hours and we are following all ADA/CDC guidelines to ensure staff and patient safety.