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Did you know, gum disease can cause serious and costly damage to your smile? Well, it’s true! Gum disease can often be painless, so most people do not know they have it, which makes it a serious threat to your smile. Luckily, our team here at Hawkins Dental Group in Amarillo, Texas, is trained in helping you overcome this dreadful condition, which is why we are happy to talk to you about gum disease today!

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

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

If you still have questions about your oral health, or would like a professional dental checkup, please call our office today at 806-353-4361 to schedule an appointment. Our friendly staff stands ready to assist your smile in any way we can.