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Did you know that gum disease is a progressive disease that can advance over several stages and slowly destroy your smile? This is because gum disease consists of infections of your gum tissue and can spread until tooth loss occurs. To help protect your smile against the risk of gum disease, it is important to always visit your dentist for routine check-ups as well as understand which treatments exist for gum disease.

Did you know that a poor diet can lead to an increase in your risk for gum disease? It’s true because the lack of proper nutrition can put your teeth and gums at risk on a daily basis. This is because several substances can be converted into harmful acids in your mouth that are already extremely acidic and known for damaging your teeth and gums. Thus, always exercise caution with the foods and drinks you consume.

Unhealthy habits such as smoking or using drugs can cause several health risks, including gum disease. Other known risk factors for gum disease include diabetes, a pregnancy, changes in your hormones, genetic predispositions and a lack of dental visits.

If you are seeking treatment for gum disease, we are here to help you. For a thorough diagnosis and treatment, please contact Lawrence Periodontics, LLC to set up an appointment with Dr. Jeffrey C. Hambleton and our team at our dentist office in Lawrence, Kansas by calling us at 785-312-3820.