Nearly half of adults who are 30 and older have gum disease, and the numbers only increase with age. Not only is it the leading cause of adult tooth loss, but gum disease is also tied to all sorts of serious systemic health problems. 

See what Dr. Sibhatu has to say about this mouth-body connection in today’s video. You’ll gain a better understanding of why your general health depends on good oral hygiene, routine dental care, and gum disease prevention. 

In honor of Gum Disease Awareness Month, we want to encourage you to visit your Oakland, CA dentist for a cleaning and exam. You’ll be checked for any signs of periodontal infection and can count on us for gentle, effective treatment such as painless laser therapy or scaling and root planing to stop it in its tracks. 

We will monitor your gum health and provide at-home solutions, if necessary, to keep your gum disease under control for the sake of your oral and overall health. 

Call Laurel Smile Dentistry at 510-983-7444 for an appointment in Oakland, CA. Existing patients should call 510-240-7264. You can also request an appointment online. If you don’t have insurance, ask about our affordable membership club