Taking good care of your gums is essential. Brush regularly and make routine dental appointments to prevent gum disease. (If you develop gum disease, the tissue surrounding your teeth can become infected, potentially leading to tooth loss.)

Look for red or swollen gums or bleeding when you brush your teeth. People with gum disease also reportedly experience bad breath (halitosis), and eventually, they will start to lose their teeth as the disease progresses.

Take steps to prevent gum disease and protect your gums-- make an appointment at Tetri’s Smile Dental Boutique for routine cleanings and partly eliminate plaque and bacteria on your teeth.