If you like your teeth (and want to keep them for life), you need to take good care of your gums. Gum disease is the #1 reason for tooth loss in adults. Even more concerning, research has shown it to be closely associated with several serious systemic problems including heart disease and diabetes.

If you engage in any of the following habits, you may be putting yourself at risk for periodontal disease. So put an end to them and make sure you’re taking good care of your gums. Practice excellent oral hygiene at home and come to Edgewood Dental Care every six months for a cleaning and exam. Request an appointment online or call our Edgewood, KY office at 859-474-7830.