We are doing things differently at the Bowling Green Institute for Periodontics and Implant Dentistry

In the past, we never got too excited about the presence of gum disease unless it started to destroy the supporting bone around the teeth. There is now strong evidence that the toxins and inflammatory mediators that are released by the gum cells in response to bacteria can get into the bloodstream daily. These toxins can then go anywhere the blood flows. We are now aware of a strong link between gum disease and an increased risk for heart disease.


We know that eliminating gum inflammation can reduce your risk for heart disease. We are no longer content saying, "Well if it doesn't hurt, let's just keep an eye on it." Since we now know that your overall health is affected, we are taking a more aggressive approach. By eliminating any gum inflammation, we can help your teeth and your overall health as well. Find out if you have gum disease. It's more important than you think.