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The path to gum disease is a dangerous path full of neglecting your oral care. Did you know, gum disease can cause bleeding gums, loose teeth, swollen gums, tooth loss, and even bone loss in many cases? Well, it’s true! Thankfully, gum disease can be avoided when given proven proper care.

Today's Dental Care in Jerome, Idaho, takes pride in our treatments and strives to keep your smile safe. That is why we are proud to talk to you about gum disease and leading causes of it, so we can help you avoid it. These causes are:

-Skipping treatment of cavities
-Skipping your regular dental checkups
-Neglecting your brushing and flossing care
-Consuming sugary or sticky foods that stick to your teeth
-Using any tobacco in any form can increase risks and can lead to oral cancer
-Plaque and tartar buildup when left untreated
-Pregnancy can also increase the risk of gum disease in women.
-Anyone suffering from diabetes, cancer, or other serious illnesses are also at higher risk

With so many dangers gum disease can do to your smile, why not take the best care of your teeth? If you feel it’s time for a checkup, or would like to see if gum disease is affecting your smile, please call us today at 208-324-8861 to set up an appointment. Our staff is happy to help address your oral health concerns in any way we can.