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Everyone wants a beautiful smile. Did you know, having a beautiful smile means having a healthy smile too? Well, it’s true! Gum disease is a condition that most people do not know they have but can cause devastating effects that can damage your smile. That is why Drs. Folks and Keim here at Family Dental Associates in Miami, Oklahoma, are happy to talk to you about the many ways gum disease can harm your smile, so you can know the importance of getting it treated.

Gum disease is a condition of your gums that can damage your teeth. Did you know, gum disease is the most common reason for tooth loss among adults? It’s true! In many cases, gum disease has very little to no pain, so it is difficult to detect if you have it yourself. However, there are several warning signs such as persistent bad breath, bleed easily, red or swollen gums, tender gums that any change in tooth alignment, or teeth that seem to separate from the gums. If you have noticed any of these signs come into our office right away, so we can help you treat this damaging condition.

Gum disease can often be caused by factors such as pregnancy, poor oral hygiene, diabetes, tobacco of any kind, and even some medications can lead to conditions like dry mouth, which can also cause gum disease. That is why brushing and flossing your teeth each day is crucial to maintaining oral health.

If you would like help fighting off your gum disease, please call us today at 918-542-3337. Our team is happy to talk to you about your treatment options and help you reverse this condition and restore your oral health.