Gum disease is a serious and dangerous disease that can destroy your smile and leave you with red, swollen gums and loose and lost teeth.
The disease begins when you do not attend your dental cleanings. As you avoid the dental office, the plaque on your teeth continues to grow and irritate your gums. As time passes by, your gums will become swollen and tender and they will bleed every time you brush your teeth and eat food. Then, if the plaque is still left untreated, the gums will become so irritated that they will begin to move away from your teeth, exposing your tooth roots. Next, the plaque turns into tartar and it sends toxins into the pockets of your gums. The toxins then begin to deteriorate the bones and teeth. Eventually, the teeth become loose and they fall out of your mouth.
So, to prevent this horrible disease, please remember to keep up with your six month checkups. These checkups will help you eliminate your teeth from plaque and save your smile from gum disease. Call our office today to schedule your appointment and take your first step toward a better mouth! We look forward to helping you.