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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, sneak in. Gum disease 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.

However, there are five ways to discover if you have symptoms of gum disease. These five signs of gum disease include:

1.Constant bad breath
2.Gums that pull away from teeth
3.Loose teeth
4.Pus coming from gums
5.Bleeding gums

If you have any of these signs or symptoms please contact your dentist right away. The key to treating gum disease is recognizing the symptoms of gum disease and contacting your dentist early so you can have a quick recovery. Your dentist is the key to recovering successfully. However, there are things in the home you can do to help prevent gum disease. 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.

Keeping the lines of communication open with your dentist is important for your oral health. Make sure you swing by Borgmeyer Dental today and schedule an appointment. That way, you can keep your smile protected and healthy this beautiful fall season.