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Gum Health

Your gums and supporting bone are the foundation of your smile.

The most common reason for tooth loss today is periodontal (gum) disease. It is estimated that 80 percent of the adult population has some level of gum disease, ranging from mild gingivitis to advanced periodontal disease.

Gum disease is a silent killer of teeth (and perhaps more), as it is rarely painful. And, it's usually hidden from sight. However, there are signs and symptoms you may be aware of including:

Floss or DIE???

Recent medical research is revealing some startling news about gum disease.  Heart attacks, strokes, premature birth, and even cancer may be more related to chronic inflammation in the body than previously believed. The most common source of chronic inflammation is... you guessed it: Gum Disease!

Periodontal (Gum) Treatment

The easiest thing to do is to PREVENT gum disease with good home care and regular preventive professional care. However, when gum disease is present, the sooner it's treated, the better.

Non-surgical gum treatment is offered at Palm Beach Smiles in Boynton Beach. Oftentimes a thorough cleaning of the roots of your teeth will yield remarkable improvements.

For the most advanced cases, referral to a Periodontist (gum specialist) may be indicated.

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