You May Have Gum Disease and Not Even Know It

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It’s estimated that over three quarters of all Americans suffer from gum disease in some form, but are unaware of it. Different stages of different diseases present differently in the gums, and you may not know you have a problem until the damage reaches the surface — or worse, destroys the root of your tooth.

So you may be asking yourself, “How can I take care of my teeth if I can’t even tell there’s anything wrong?” The answer is simple: regular checkups. The insidious and often invisible nature of gum disease is perhaps the best argument for regular, scheduled dental exams every six months (or sooner, if you have questions or concerns in the meantime). Your family dentist knows the signs, and can often spot gum disease Continue reading