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What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is more commonly known as gum disease. Gum disease is an infection of your gums that causes inflammation, bleeding, bad breath, and in severe cases, even tooth and bone loss. 

Unfortunately, periodontal disease is common among adults in the United States, and when left untreated, it can affect your overall health. Studies have linked gum disease to other serious health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. 

However, our team at Brimhall Dentistry is here to help you prevent and manage periodontal disease so that you can keep your gums as healthy and strong as possible. 

Preventing Periodontal Disease

Prevention is always better than a cure, and preventing periodontal disease is the best way to protect your gums. To prevent gum disease, it’s vital to adhere to a good oral hygiene routine with regular brushing and flossing. It’s also essential to see your dentist routinely for dental cleanings and exams.

We also recommend stopping smoking if that’s a habit of yours. 

Dental Cleaning in St. Paul, MN

Reach out today to book your dental appointment in St. Paul, MN. Our dedicated dentists, Dr. Nick Schulte and Dr. Meredith Meador-Schulte, will carefully examine your gums for signs of gum disease, and you’ll receive a thorough cleaning for better oral health. 

If you have any questions about preventing gum disease, we also encourage you to contact us. We want you to enjoy the best oral health, and we’ll do everything we can to support you. 

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