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There are many harmful effects of gum disease. For starters, did you know that gum disease is one of the many reasons for tooth loss in adults? Well, it’s true! Gum disease can take a serious toll on your smile and oral health. That is why our team at Meadowdale Dental Clinic in Lynnwood, Washington, is happy to talk to you about the harmful effects of gum disease.

Gum disease has a painful effect in your smile. Gum disease can cause many different symptoms including tenderness in your smile, bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, permanent teeth that are loose and separating from the gum line, tooth loss, swollen gums, and even bone loss, which is why it is vital to keep up the fight on gum disease.

Some ways to keep up this fight against gum disease include brushing regularly, using a mouthwash to help rid your smile of bacteria, and flossing each day to keep food particles from growing plaque and tartar between your teeth. The most important factor in fighting gum disease is by making an appointment with Dr. Lois Lee. Your semi-annual checkup is vital to keeping your smile free from gum disease.

Here at Meadowdale Dental Clinic, we strive to give you the healthy smile you desire. That is why if you feel it’s time to for a dental checkup, or wonder if you are a victim of gum disease, then give us a call at (425) 361-0842. Our team stands ready to help you smile.