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Gum disease is a serious threat on your smile. If unchecked, your smile can suffer costly and painful effects. That is why our team here at The Toothery in Hoffman Estates, IL, is happy to talk to you about gum disease and the many dangerous side effects it can have on your smile and your health.

When bacteria, plaque buildup, and tartar on your teeth seeps into your gums, gum disease begins. That is why brushing and flossing are vital to proper oral health. Unfortunately, gum disease can often go unnoticed before it becomes extremely serious. That is why keeping up with your six-month appointment regularly is important and needed. Your dentist, Dr. Bertoglio, is trained to catch gum disease and help you turn gum disease around, bringing your smile into pristine oral health.

Thankfully, there are many warning signs you can watch out for. Some warning signs of gum disease include:

-bad breath
-bleeding gums
-swollen gums
-pus in gums
-loose teeth
-gums receding from the teeth
-tooth loss, which can lead to bone loss

The key is in preventing gum disease, or stopping it in the early phases, which can help your gums and teeth stay healthy and strong.

As you can see, gum disease is serious and can bring painful conditions to your smile. If you feel your smile is at risk, or would like to come in for a dental cleaning, please call us today at 847-893-9099 to set up an appointment. Our friendly and professional staff are happy to assist you in any way we can.