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Thanksgiving is almost here with the delicious aromas filling the air around it. That is why it is more important than ever to remember to take extra care of your smile. Neglecting your oral needs can be dangerous and cause gum disease.

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection of the tissue and bones that surround and support the teeth. It is caused by bacteria and germs from the plaque on your teeth seeping into your gums. As a result, the bacteria from the plaque eventually cause an infection that leads to dangerous results.

However, there are signs of gum disease. These signs include:

• Constant bad breath
• Gums that pull away from teeth
• Loose teeth
• Pus coming from gums
• Bleeding gums

The good news is there is treatment for gum disease. Periodontal disease can be treated and easily prevented. However, no matter how sever your gum disease is, your dentist can help you fight it and overcome the terrible disease. Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day can also help prevent gum disease.

If you are experiencing any of these signs or symptoms of gum disease, visit your dentist. Your dentist can address any concerns or questions you have pertaining to your oral care. So, call us today and schedule an appointment. Let us give you a healthy smile you can enjoy this festive season.