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Gum disease is a term most of us are familiar with. But do you wonder what causes it? Thousands of people suffer from gum disease each day and many do not even know. However, avoiding this disease can help you keep your smile in great care!

That is why our team here at Weeder Pediatric Dentistry in La Vista, Nebraska, is happy to talk to you about gum disease and leading causes of it; we hope you can avoid this dreadful disease and keep your smile healthy for years to come. The risk factors and causes are:

-Anyone suffering from diabetes, cancer, or other serious illnesses are at high risk
-Pregnancy can also increase the risk of gum disease in women
-Using tobacco in any form can increase risks and can lead to oral cancer
-Neglecting your brushing and flossing care
-Consuming sugary or sticky foods that stick to your teeth
-Skipping your regular dental checkups
-Plaque and tartar buildup when left untreated
-Skipping treatment of cavities

Brushing and flossing do more than keep your teeth clean. Brushing and flossing also help you in the fight against gum disease. If you feel it’s time for your teeth to be examined by a professional, please call us today at (402) 932.1177. Our dental staff is happy to take your call and help give your smile the positive, healthy treatment it deserves!