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Have your oral health habits begun to waiver? Have you noticed a change in your mouth and the state of your gums? Are your gums looking extremely red and flush all the time? The chances are, you are beginning to show signs of gum disease. Is gum disease ruining your smile?

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an oral health issue caused by the infection of your gums, often attributed to plaque buildup in your mouth. Gum disease typically causes your gum tissue to erode away. This can lead to a variety of symptoms including bleeding gums, constant bad breath, loose and wobbly teeth, and a drawn back look to your smile.

Various bad habits and choices in your life can vastly increase your risk for gum disease. Many medications you may be taking can cause dry mouth symptoms. Dry mouth increases your risk for a variety of oral health ailments including gum disease. In addition, extremely bad habits such as smoking and chewing tobacco can destroy your gums and directly lead to gum disease.

If you think you have gum disease, please call Jacqueline S. Reid DDS so we can get you in to see Dr. Jacqueline S. Reid and our team as soon as possible. Our office is located in Chatham, New Jersey, and we can be reached at 973.635.9456. We look forward to seeing you smile bright this season.