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We all know how important it is to protect your teeth. After all, we can live without them! However, did you know it’s just as important to protect your gums?

Let’s take a look at exactly why that is.

Gum health

Obtaining the best oral health possible doesn’t just mean that your teeth are free of cavities and plaque. It also means that the rest of your mouth – including your gums – is in the best shape possible.

Your gums hold your teeth in place, and if they’re not healthy, you stand at risk of losing teeth, having an abscess, or at the most extreme, contracting gum disease. None of these are problems that you ever want to deal with.

Effects of gum disease

Now, if you don’t take care of your gums and you end up with gum disease, you’ll see some of these effects. Your gums will become inflamed, red, easily bleed, and turn into a host for bacteria. Left untreated, these bacteria can cause your gums to recede from your teeth, form an abscess, and even result in loss of your jaw bone and teeth.

Protecting your gum health is one of the most important things you can do if you wish to have the best oral health possible. For more information, call us today at 651-739-1894 to see how we can help.