Hey Dads, It’s Time to Smile

The new movie What to Expect When You’re Expecting highlights the experiences of moms to be, but it also features the fathers… alas, beleaguered, clueless, and downtrodden. So for Father’s Day, we suggest doing something different – let’s honor the health of the men who have raised and inspired us.

Oral health is just as important as cardiovascular health; interestingly enough, poor oral health can lead to heart disease, stroke, or diabetes. As fathers have long taught their children, you have to build a good foundation before anything can stand strong upon it – men who are dealing with gum disease and thinking they can just cover it up should know that is to no avail.

Gingivitis and gum disease are serious health issues that must be addressed. About 75 percent of adults in the United States are affected by some form of periodontal disease, ranging from mild cases of gingivitis to the more severe form, periodontitis. Learn more about how Dr. Cirka treats gum disease in his Philadelphia dental office, and get details about symptoms and prevention of gum disease.

Remember, fathers receive plenty of ties, golf accessories, power tools, and grilling accoutrements for Father’s Day. We think it’s important to focus on health – so if your dad isn’t smiling, it’s time to find out why and point him in the right direction for help.

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