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Did you know, that gum disease can be avoidable? With proper oral health habits and regular dental checkups, you can help stop or reverse gum disease. Here at Scott M. Healey Dentistry in Lindon, Utah, we care about your smile, which is why we are happy to provide you this basic information on how to avoid gum disease.

Gum disease is also known as periodontal disease, which is a serious infection of your gums that support and surround all of your teeth. Gum disease can be painless, so it often goes ignored and leads to one of the major reasons adults suffer tooth loss. Did you know, gum disease can also lead to bone loss too? Well, it’s true!

Gum disease is a serious condition that needs to be addressed. During your semi-annual checkup, your dentist, Dr. Healey, will examine you and check you for gum disease lurking in your smile. The sooner it is caught the less damage could occur, which is why it is vital to address as soon as possible. Daily habits of brushing and flossing are also important tools when it comes to fighting off or reversing this dangerous disease.

If you still have questions about your oral health or would like a professional dental check-up, please call our office today at 801.653.0099 to schedule an appointment. Our friendly staff stands ready to help your smile in any way we can.