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Gum disease is a condition that can lead to dangerous results. If left untreated, you can experience sever pain and tooth loss. That is why keeping up with oral care is vital to your health. However, knowing the signs and symptoms of gum disease could help you discover if you have gum disease and talk to your dentist about treatment.

Warning signs of gum disease include:

• persistent bad breath or bad taste
• gums that bleed easily
• red, swollen, or tender gums
• gums that pull away from the teeth
• loose teeth

The good news about gum disease is it can easily be reversed and prevented with proper habits. Brushing your teeth regularly while flossing daily will help fight plaque that leads to gum disease. Checking in with your dentist regularly will also improve your oral health. Your dentist will be able to spot and identify any oral problems. As a result, your dentist can also treat gum disease and reverse its effects.

If you have any questions about your oral care, please contact your dentist. Your dentist can provide assistance with any questions or concerns you have pertaining to your oral care. So, call us today and schedule an appointment. Let us give you a smile you can truly be thankful for this Thanksgiving season.