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Did you know, gum disease can lead to gum and bone loss? Well, it’s true! How much do you know about gum disease? Did you know, if left untreated your smile could be in for a painful disaster? Here at Meadowbrook Family Dentistry in Duluth, Georgia, we care about your health and well-being, which is why we have provided this information about the importance of treating gum disease.

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of your gums that support and surround all of your precious teeth. Gum disease can sometimes be painless, so it often goes ignored and it is one of the major reasons adults suffer tooth loss.  Did you know, gum disease can also cause bone loss too? Well, it’s true!

Gum disease is a serious oral health condition that needs to be addressed. During your six-month checkup, your dentist, Dr. Mark Rowe, will examine you and check you for gum disease lurking in your smile. The sooner it is caught the less damage could occur, which is why it is essential to address as soon as possible. Daily habits of brushing and flossing your teeth are also important tools when it comes to fighting off or reversing this dangerous disease.

If you still have questions about your oral health care or would like a professional dental check-up, please call our office today at 770-622-5909 to schedule an appointment. Our dedicated staff stands ready to assist your smile in any way we can.