Know the Causes of Gum Disease to Avoid It

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By understanding the causes of gum disease, did you know you can help yourself avoid it? Oral health is important and too often goes overlooked, which leads to painful and costly results. Luckily, gum disease is a condition that can be avoided and

Our dental team here at Wheelock & Associates Dentistry in Sioux City, Iowa, wants you to have a happy and healthy smile. That is why we are happy to talk to you about gum disease and leading causes of it, so we can help you avoid this dangerous disease in the future. These causes are:

-Skipping your regular dental checkups
-Plaque and tartar buildup when left untreated
-Using any tobacco in any form can increase risks and can lead to oral cancer
-Neglecting your brushing and flossing care
-Skipping treatment of cavities
-Anyone suffering from diabetes, cancer, or other serious illnesses are also at higher risk
-Consuming sugary or sticky foods that stick to your teeth
-Pregnancy can also increase the risk of gum disease in women.

Oral health care is important to us and we look forward to helping your smile stay beautiful and healthy. However, keeping up with your brushing and flossing is also vital to oral health success! Brushing and flossing are essential to positive oral health. Visiting your dentist at least every six months for a cleaning is also an important step to ensure your smile healthy and strong.

If you have questions, please call us at 712-274-2038 to set up an appointment. We are always happy to assist your smile in any way we can.