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What is Gum Disease?

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Many people have heard the term gum disease but are unsure the dangers behind it. That is why our team here at our dental office in Riverside, California, is happy to talk to you about the dangers of gum disease, so you can keep your smile as healthy as possible.

Gum disease is a serious health condition that resides in your gums and can affect the bone in your jaw. This can cause you to suffer from tooth loss and even bone loss. This disease is dangerous but can be treated and reversed through medical treatment and great oral health care habits.

There are many different symptoms of gum disease which include gums that bleed easily, persistent bad breath or bad taste in foods, red gums, swollen gums, tender gums, a change in your bite pattern, and even seeing your gums start to pull away from your teeth. If you notice any of these painful conditions, be sure to come in and talk to your dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Lowry right away.

There are many things that can cause gum disease, yet the most common trigger is poor oral health hygiene. Brushing and flossing regularly are your main weapons when it comes to fighting off this dangerous disease. If you suspect you might have gum disease or would like to come in for a dental cleaning, please call our office today at 951-263-7001, so we can get your oral health back on track.