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Have you ever wondered what would happen if you didn’t brush and floss regularly? One of the major results aside from cavities and losing a tooth or two would be having gum disease. Gum disease is dangerous and costly to your smile. That is why our team is happy to help you in any way we can when it comes to giving your smile a healthy glow.

Gum disease can form from too much plaque, tartar, and bacteria building up in your teeth that seep into your gums. Gum disease can often go unnoticed before it becomes extremely serious. That is why keeping up with your six-month appointment regularly is vital to oral health. Your dentist, Dr. Schuman is trained to catch gum disease and help you turn gum disease around, bringing your smile into pristine oral health.

There are different warning signs to watch for when it comes to gum disease. Some warning signs of gum disease include bleeding gums, swollen gums, pus in gums, loose teeth, gums receding from the teeth, and even tooth loss, which can lead to bone loss. However, preventing gum disease or stopping it in the early phases, can help your gums and teeth stay healthy and strong.

Now you can see how dangerous gum disease can be. That is one of the many reasons why our team stresses the importance of brushing and flossing regularly. If you feel it’s time for a dental checkup, or have other questions about your oral health, please call us today at 618-797-9940 to set up an appointment. Our friendly staff is happy to take your call and answer any questions pertaining to your oral health we can.