Dr. Kush Patel and Dr. Krutav Patel emphasize the importance of maintaining healthy gums- they are not only the support structure for healthy teeth, but serve as a barrier to harmful bacteria that can enter the bloodstream and affect overall physical health. This mouth body connection continues to be carefully studied, producing growing scientific evidence that strains of oral bacteria can cause inflammation in many areas of the body and are connected to a wide range of diseases.
Gum disease affects approximately 75% of adults and remains the leading cause of tooth loss today. Late stage gum disease is preventable with routine dental care. Twice yearly visits to Fullerton Craft Smiles provides our staff the opportunity to identify and address early signs of gum disease before permanent damage is done.