Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is when someone has an excessive amount of plaque and tartar accumulated around the teeth, which causes deterioration to the gums and bone around your teeth. At Scholes Family Dental, Dr. Michael Scholes makes an effort to prevent gum disease and save you from unnecessary costs of more gum disease treatment in Couer d'Alene, Idaho. Our dentist and hygienists can monitor your health and help you know how you can avoid developing gum disease. Please contact us at 208-667-1578 for more information and to schedule your appointment today.