What To Know About Gum Disease

At Friendly Family Dentistry, we continuously stress to our patients the importance of maintaining a proper oral hygiene routine. Most patients assume that preventing tooth decay is the reason we are so passionate about cleaning teeth properly. While this is absolutely true, maintaining good oral hygiene also helps to prevent other oral health issues that can cause a great deal of damage to your mouth. Gum disease is one of these issues. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a bacterial infection of the gum tissue.

How To Prevent Gum Disease

During these challenging and unknown times, everyone is trying their best to boost their immune system and remain healthy. We all know that handwashing for 20 seconds multiple times a day is effective in combating illnesses and is helpful in avoiding getting sick. It is important to remember that your oral health also plays an important role in your overall health. Gum disease can be harmful to your teeth and gums, also increasing the risks of some serious health problems. Continue reading to learn more about gum disease and how to prevent it.