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Thanksgiving is in the air filling the air with delicious aromas and food that come with it. For your smile however, if left uncared for or neglected, it can be a seasonal oral nightmare. That is why it’s so important to remember your brushing and flossing habits this festive season.

Periodontal disease is also known as gum disease, which is a condition that can have a serious impact on your health. Your gums and teeth are affected by this disease because of the excessive buildup of bacteria and plaque, which can cause the gum tissue to pull away from your teeth. This inflammation can cause serious damage to your gum tissue over time and can damage the bones in your jaw that anchor your teeth.

The good news is, periodontal disease can be treated and easily prevented. By keeping up with your oral care, you can prevent gum disease from ever being part of your life. Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day can help prevent gum disease. Visiting your dentist will also help you fight the battle against gum disease.

If you have any questions about your oral health, please contact your dentist today. Your dentist can address any questions or concerns you have pertaining to your oral care. So, call us today at 415.222.9600 and schedule an appointment. Let us give you a smile you can truly be thankful for this holiday season.