Gum disease

Did you know that gum disease affects over half of American adults? Left untreated, periodontal disease can painlessly attack your gums, causing teeth to loosen and potentially fall out. Additionally, this infection can creep into your blood stream causing much more scarier problems including heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Gum disease is the result of poor oral hygiene which consists of plaque buildup on your teeth that turns into tartar. This tartar cannot be removed by brushing for flossing, but a dental professional can remove it.

Dr. Frankel wants his patient’s to be aware of the signs — if you are in between appointments and notice these signs, give our office a call to be seen:

  • Swollen Gums
  • Reddish Gums
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Bad Breath
  • Loose Teeth
  • Receding Gums
  • Tender Gums

As Dr. Frankel likes to say, a healthy mouth promotes a healthy body. Taking care of small oral health problems will keep the for frightful issues at bay. This is easily done by scheduling your dental check-ups every six months, brushing for 2 minutes twice a day, and flossing daily. Gum disease can be reversed.


Periodontal Gum Disease
Dr. Lauren Anderson – Periodontal Specialist on Gum Disease