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You don’t have to let gum disease take over your life. While gum disease can wreak havoc on your smile, you can fight back against gum disease, even during the busy holiday season.

If you are unsure if you have gum disease, the most important thing you can do to schedule an appointment with New Prague Gentle Dental Care. We know how to correctly diagnose your ailment, and what to do to provide you the best quality treatment or prevention measures that exist. Here are a few commonly asked questions to determine if you may have gum disease:

Question: What are some of the symptoms of gum disease?

Answer: You should look for: swollen gums that bleed easily, severe bad breath that is hard to remove, teeth that are sensitive or loose, gums that are pulling back from the teeth, and any conditions that make chewing painful or difficult.

Question: What are some of the risk factors for developing gum disease?

Answer: Risk factors include: smoking or chewing tobacco, hormonal changes typically seen in women and young girls, diabetes, any medications or foods that can cause dry mouth, genetics, and a poor diet.

Question: What are some options to prevent gum disease?

Answer: It is important to brush twice daily. You should also floss daily with dental floss or a dentist-approved flossing device. Also, make sure to attend your regularly scheduled oral exams and visit your dentist for regular professional cleanings.

Our team at New Prague Gentle Dental Care is here to help you with all your oral health care needs. If you would like an oral exam from Dr. Gregory Dvorak, we can be reached via phone at 952-758-3003, or you can set up an appointment at our office in New Prague, Minnesota. Let us help you find your healthy smile!