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Our team here at Riverside Dental in Jacksonville, Florida, is thrilled to talk to you about gum disease and leading causes of it, so you can recognize the symptoms and get the help you need to overcome it.

Gum disease is a serious threat to your health. That is why it is significant to recognize the symptoms of gum disease such as bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, loose teeth, and other symptoms. Understanding the causes of your gum disease may help you reverse the condition and guide your smile back to excellent oral health.

Some of the causes are:

-Plaque and tartar buildup when left untreated and unchecked
-Using any tobacco of any kind can lead to oral cancer
-Missing your semi-annual dental checkups
-Eating sugary or sticky foods that stick to your teeth
-Neglecting your brushing and flossing each day
-Neglect getting the fillings you need to restore your teeth if you have cavities
-Pregnancy, which can also increase the risk of gum disease
-Diabetes, cancer, or other serious illnesses can put you at a higher risk for gum disease

If younotice any of the symptoms of gum disease, or have any of the conditions above, please call our office as soon as possible at 904.355.5531 to make an appointment with Dr. Michael Spencer. Our professional dental team is ready to help you win the fight against gum disease.