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Did you know, gum disease can be avoided in many cases with simple oral hygiene care and by avoiding dangerous substances to your oral health? Well, it’s true! Gum disease is a condition that can result in swelling, bleeding gums, and even losing a tooth and bone structure in your jaw when not properly cared for. Luckily the road to gum disease can be avoided!

Our friendly and professional team here at 19th Avenue Dental in Everett, Washington, is proud to talk to you about gum disease and leading causes to it. These causes are:

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

As you can see, there are many different ways to help prevent this disease. If you feel it’s time to check on the health of your smile, or feel it’s time for a dental cleaning and have any questions about your oral health, please call us today at 425-385-8130 to set up an appointment. Our friendly and professional staff is happy to help in any way we can.