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Did you know, gum disease is one of the leading factors in tooth loss among adults today? Well, it’s true! Understanding your oral health is important, which is why our team here at Crossroads Dental in Waterloo, Iowa, is happy to help you understand gum disease and how it can destroy your smile.

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

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

If you still have questions or concerns about your oral health or would like a professional dental check-up, please call our office today at 319.291.3908 to schedule an appointment. Our professional staff stands ready to assist your smile in any way we can.