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Understanding Gum Disease and How to Prevent It

Published on February 9, 2018

Gum disease is the inflammation of the gum tissue around the teeth. The inflamed tissue pulls away from the teeth, creating a pocket that can become infected. The bacteria buildup and other toxins in the body can break down the bone and the connective tissue that holds the teeth in place. If left untreated, you’ll experience a great deal of pain as your teeth become loose and removed.

You can fight back the effects of gum disease by practicing good dental hygiene. You should make sure to limit how many sweets you eat and brush your teeth two times a day. Flossing and making regular visits to your dentist can help keep your mouth feeling fresh and your teeth looking healthy.

Gum disease isn’t something to be taken lightly and should be caught as soon as possible. Contact Peak Family Dentistry to schedule an appointment with a dentist you can trust. Dr. Billie Adams will make sure that your teeth are in good health and free from the effects of gum disease.