Did you know gum disease can increase risk for systemic illnesses like Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and high blood pressure? How about that gum disease can lead to low weight or preterm child birth? Most patients know it’s important to take good care of their teeth, but a surprising few understand how essential it is to care for gums. Healthy gums are essential to maintain both oral and overall health. Keeping up with thorough preventive dental care in partnership with a trusted dentist is essential. Continue reading to find out more about how healthy gums can impact your smile.