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Gum disease is a scary and dangerous health condition that could lead to bleeding gums and loose and lost teeth. You need to do everything you can to avoid this disease, and the best way to do that is by attending your six month checkups.

Gum disease develops when the plaque on your teeth doesn’t get removed, and the only way to remove it is with a dental cleaning appointment. So, it’s best to keep up with your appointments and do your best to not delay them.

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, takes over your smile after the plaque continues to grow and reside on your teeth. After some time, the plaque begins to irritate the gums, making them bleed and eventually pull away from the teeth. Then, the plaque turns into tartar and sends toxins into the gum sockets and underlying bone. As time passes by, the toxins will begin to deteriorate the bone and connecting tissue, making the teeth feel loose. Eventually, if the problem is still not resolved, your teeth will fall out of your mouth.

The symptoms of this disease include:

• Bleeding gums
• Bad breath
• Formation of deep gum pockets
• Loose teeth
• Shifting teeth
• Shifting bite

If you experience any of these symptoms, please call our office as soon as possible and schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you!