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One of the most prevalent diseases in the country is gum disease. It’s often a result of people ignoring their gum health, which leads to all sorts of nasty oral health problems. Ignoring your gum health is a surefire way to invite gum disease into your life.

So let’s look at a few of the reasons you shouldn’t ignore gum health and what you can do to avoid potential problems.

Tooth decay

The most noticeable effect of gum disease is the decay that attacks your teeth as a result of a buildup of bacteria along your gum line. This decay can range from small cavities to receding gums, exposed roots, and even tooth death if you don’t take care of the problem quickly enough.

Tooth loss

If you let your gum disease progress to the point where it compromises the health of your teeth can result in you losing those teeth. Gum disease eats away at your gums, where the roots of your teeth are anchored, spreading infection to your now-vulnerable teeth. That infection kills teeth quickly, meaning they’ll need to be removed to help stop the disease from spreading further.

As you can see, paying attention to the health of your gums is one of the more important things you can do in regards to your oral health. If you have any other questions, call us today at 440-884-9898.