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Did you know gum disease is a major cause of tooth loss in adults? Well, it’s true! Gum disease is a serious threat to your smile and often goes unnoticed or untreated. That is why our team here at Scott A. Smith DDS in Merced, California, is happy to talk to you about gum disease and why it’s so important to avoid if you can.

Gum disease can hurt your smile in many ways. Gum disease can cause bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, permanent wobbly teeth that are loose and separating from the gum line, tooth loss, swollen gums, and even bone loss, which is why it is vital to keep gum disease at bay.

There are many different ways to keep gum disease at bay. Some of these ways include brushing and flossing regularly, using a mouthwash to help rid your smile of bacteria, and flossing each day to keep food particles from nesting between your teeth. The most important factor in fighting gum disease is by making an appointment regularly with Dr. Smith. Your semi-annual checkup is vital to keeping your smile healthy and mouth clear of gum disease.

If you still have questions, or would like to discover if you have fallen victim to gum disease, please call us today at 209-205-4657 to set up an appointment. Our friendly and professional staff stands ready to take your call and help heal your smile from gum disease.