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Gum disease is a serious and dangerous dental issue that can destroy your oral health and smile if you let it. This disease generally develops because of the growth of plaque and tartar on your smile.

Even though this disease is extremely dangerous, you may not notice the signs that are telling you that you’ve fallen victim to the disease. So, to help you keep an eye out for the symptoms related to this dental issue, our team encourages you to look for the following signs:

-Gums that bleed while you brush your teeth
-Tender, red, or swollen gums
-Bad breath that won’t go away or a constant bad taste in your mouth
-Receding gums, which means that the gums are moving away from your teeth, exposing your tooth roots
-The formation of deep pockets between the teeth and gums
-Teeth that are loose or shifting
-A change in the way your top and bottom jaws fit together when you bite down

If you would like to know more about gum disease or if you’ve noticed one or more of these symptoms, please call our office at 843-884-1215 and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Haefner, right away. We look forward to helping you.