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For a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to think about the habits you have in your life to maintain positive health in all aspects of your life including your oral health. That is why, our dentist Dr. Dickson Ufomata with Leestown Dental Center in Lexington, Kentucky, is here to talk to you about gum disease.

Gum disease is a condition that wreaks havoc on your oral health. In a nutshell, gum disease targets the gums that hold your teeth and can progress to the bone causing extensive damage to your teeth and underlying bone. Gum disease can weaken your gums causing tooth loss and slowly deteriorate your bone causing bone loss.

Gum disease is often hard to notice. However, there are warning signs that include persistent bad breath, red or swollen gums, bleeding gums, sensitive gums, teeth that feel loose or seem to pull away from your gums, and ultimately tooth loss. The good news is this condition can be treated, and in most cases avoided with necessary oral health habits of brushing and flossing regularly mixed with keeping up with your six-month checkups with your dentist.

If you struggle with gum disease or know it’s time for a dental checkup, please call us today at 859-232-8883 to set up an appointment. Our team is trained to spot gum disease and able to help you reverse this damaging condition.