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Gum disease can put your smile at risk. When ignored, gum disease can cause your gums to swell and bleed, your teeth begin to feel loose, and you could result in losing a tooth and losing bone structure in your jaw. These are serious conditions that would are both costly and painful.

That is why, our team here at Witty Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Nicholasville, Kentucky, is always happy to talk to you about your oral health and give you information about gum disease and leading causes to it. These causes are:

-Skipping your regular dental checkups
-Neglecting your brushing and flossing care
-Using any tobacco in any form can increase risks and can lead to oral cancer
-Consuming sugary or sticky foods that stick to your teeth
-Anyone suffering from diabetes, cancer, or other serious illnesses are also at higher risk
-Plaque and tartar buildup when left untreated
-Skipping treatment of cavities
-Pregnancy can also increase the risk of gum disease in women.

As you can see, gum disease can be avoided with simple dental care. These are things you can be aware of and treat each day with brushing and flossing your teeth.

If you feel gum disease has invaded your smile, or feel it may be time for you to have a dental checkup or cleaning, please call us today at 859-881-4633 to set up an appointment with our friendly staff. We always stand ready to help assist you with your dental care.