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Have you heard about the scary and dangerous disease known as gum disease? If not, now is the time to learn all about it.

Gum disease is a condition that slowly takes over your smile without any major or noticeable symptoms or warning signs. You need to be extremely careful with this disease because before you know it, it could be at its worst stage and surgery is the only way out. So, to prevent this disease and save your smile, you need to keep up with your six month checkups. These checkups will deeply clean your smile, removing the plaque from the surfaces of your teeth. This is extremely beneficial because untreated plaque is the beginning of the development of this horrific disease.

If your smile is left untreated, your gums can begin to bleed and swell, you may have consistent bad breath, and you will eventually suffer from loose and lost teeth. The treatments for this disease include, deep dental cleanings, scaling and root planing techniques, and surgery.

To identify this disease, please look for the following symptoms:

• Bleeding gums
• Bad breath
• Formation of deep gum pockets
• Loose teeth
• Shifting teeth
• Shifting bite

Call our office today if you experience any of these symptoms or if you would like to schedule your next cleaning appointment!