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Did you know that gum disease can make you feel embarrassed to talk or smile at others? That is why learning about gum disease and how to avoid it is essential to positive oral health. We all dream of having a beautiful smile, which is why our team here at Lonnie A. Anderson, DDS in Juneau, Alaska, is happy to talk to you about gum disease and why you should avoid it.

Gum disease is a lot more dangerous than many people give it credit for. Gum disease can often go unnoticed before it becomes extremely serious. That is why keeping up with your six-month appointment regularly is vital to oral health. Your dentist, Dr. Lonnie Anderson, is trained to catch gum disease and help you turn gum disease around, bringing your smile into pristine oral health.

Luckily, there are many different warning signs of gum disease. Some warning signs of gum disease include bleeding gums, swollen gums, puss in gums, loose teeth, gums receding from the teeth, and even tooth loss, which can lead to bone loss. However, preventing gum disease, or stopping it in the early phases, can help your gums and teeth stay healthy and strong.

Keeping up with your brushing and flossing each day will help you fight against gum disease. Having a healthy smile will also give you a boost in self-confidence and make it easy to smile at others. If you feel you would like to learn more about gum disease or feel it’s time for a dental checkup, please call us today at 907-789-2066 to set up an appointment. Let us give you a healthy and clean smile you can be proud of.