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The fall season is upon us bringing the excitement of treats and feasts in its wake. However, even with the joys this fall season has to bring it’s easy to let periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, get you down.

Gum disease is an infection of the tissue and bones that surround and support the teeth. It is caused by germs and bacteria from the plaque in your mouth and on your teeth. The bacteria from the plaque irritate your gums and eventually cause an infection that can lead to damaging results.

Signs of gum disease include:

• Constant bad breath
• Gums that pull away from teeth
• Loose teeth
• Pus coming from gums
• Bleeding gums

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, please contact your dentist. Your dentist can help you with this condition. However, by keeping up with your oral care, you can prevent gum disease from ever being part of your life. Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day can help prevent gum disease. Visiting your dentist will also help you fight the battle against gum disease.

If you have any questions about gum disease, please contact our office today at 435.723.6120 and schedule an appointment. Your dentist can answer any questions you have pertaining to your oral health. So, come in today and get a checkup. Give your smile a healthy smile you can truly be thankful for this Thanksgiving season.