If you want to have a healthy smile, now and in the future, then you need to protect yourself against gum disease. Periodontal infections are one of the leading causes of tooth loss in the United States.

Since February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, it’s important to note that the potential problems of gum infections go beyond your smile. Gum disease can leave you with an increased risk of heart attacks, cardiovascular disease, and complications of diabetes.

If you are showing symptoms of gum disease — such as bleeding gums, swollen gums, bad breath, or loose teeth — then you should contact us about gum disease treatment. It also can be beneficial to know if you are at an increased risk of developing periodontal problems because of various factors in your life.

Check out our infographic below. Then, call 541-668-8070 or fill out our online form to request your appointment at Drew Family Dentistry in Bend, OR.

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