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Gum disease can destroy your smile if you are not careful. Why is this? Because gum disease is often painless, many people do not realize they have it, and this makes is a threat to be reckoned with when it comes to your smile. Fortunately, our team at Modern Dentistry of New England in Bristol, Connecticut, is trained in helping you overcome the hazards of gum disease. Let’s take a look!

What it is: 
Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease is a serious infection of your gum tissue which supports and surrounds your teeth. Because this disease can be painless unless they are seeing their dentist routinely, it often goes ignored and leads to one of the major reasons adults experience tooth loss. Not only that, but gum disease also leads to bone loss.

What to do: The best form of prevention is good oral hygiene. Brushing at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and flossing at least once a day will go a long way to halting the disease. Your next line of defense is regular, routine professional dental checkups and cleanings. Your dentist, Dr. Sherif Gabr, will examine your teeth and gums to check you for gum disease, in addition to removing the tartar from your teeth. If you do have gum disease, he may recommend additional dental cleanings to keep tartar and calculus at bay.

If you have any questions or concerns about your oral health or need to schedule your next visit with our team, please call our office today at 860-582-4485 to schedule an appointment. Our friendly staff stands ready to assist your smile in any way we can.