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Are you aware of the dangers of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease? Gum disease is a serious infection of your gum tissue in your mouth that can be caused by numerous risk factors. Understanding how to spot and treat gum disease often depends on knowing its causes and what you can do to protect yourself.

A bad diet can increase your risk for gum disease, especially if you frequently consume sugary or acidic products. In addition, it is important to always visit your dentist for regular checkups and oral exams to make sure your cleaning habits are working effectively. If you’re not cleaning your mouth efficiently, you will be at a higher risk of developing gum disease.

Several bad habits and lifestyle choices can easily increase your risk for gum disease. This includes unhealthy habits such as smoking, chewing tobacco, and drug use. Not only are all these vices hazardous to your teeth and gums, but they also open you up to a host of other ailments with your oral health and your overall health.

To make sure your oral health remains in premium condition, please schedule an appointment with Oradent Associates at our office in Chicago, Illinois by calling us at 773-478-5520. Our team with make sure you receive the gum disease treatment your smile requires. Dr. Hoffman, Dr. Flicker, and Dr. Sher look forward to helping you!