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Do you think your smile is healthy? When was the last time you had your oral health checked out? Did you know, gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults? Keeping your oral health in tip-top shape is vital to avoid gum disease. To help you better understand why you should avoid gum disease, our team at Rick Friedrichs, DDS and Associates in Tomball, Texas, is here to give you the facts about its condition.

Gum disease can damage your beautiful smile in many ways. Gum disease can cause tenderness in your gums, bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, permanent wobbly 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 avoid gum disease at all costs.

There are many different ways to avoid gum disease. Some of these ways include brushing regularly, using an effective mouthwash to help rid your smile of bacteria, and flossing each day to keep food particles from causing cavities between your teeth. The most important factor in fighting gum disease is by keeping regular appointments with Dr. Rick G. Friedrichs. Your semi-annual checkup is vital to keeping your smile healthy and out of gum disease’s violent path.

If you still have questions, please call 281-205-4717 to set up a consultation with our staff. Our professional team stands ready to address any questions or concerns pertaining to your oral health care. We are always happy to help your smile stay healthy and bright.