If your dentist finds signs of gum disease during an exam, you might hear the phrase “root planing and scaling.” Don’t worry; it’s not as scary as it sounds and it might just save your teeth.
Everybody loves the brilliance of a friendly smile and the pleasure of chewing their favorite foods. But in the 1990’s, researchers discovered a correlation between gum disease and other health problems, including heart disease. Over the last 30 years, evidence has continued to link oral and general health. Here’s a fascinating look at what we know, and how you can help control your risk.