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Gum Disease Awareness Month: Orthodontics Can Help

Posted on February 3, 2023

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February is Gum Disease Awareness Month and at Guymon Orthodontics in Idaho, we understand the importance of oral health and the prevention of gum disease. We have convenient locations in Meridian, Star, Nampa, Kuna, and Boise and our orthodontists are experts in treating or preventing gum disease. 


What is Gum Disease? 


Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a bacterial infection that affects the gums and bones supporting the teeth. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and other serious health problems. The most common symptoms of gum disease include red, swollen, or bleeding gums, bad breath, and loose teeth. 


Orthodontics and Gum Disease 


Orthodontic treatment can help prevent and treat gum disease in several ways. 

  • Improving Bite Alignment: Crooked or crowded teeth can make it difficult to properly clean the gums and teeth, leading to an increased risk of gum disease. Orthodontic treatment can straighten teeth, making it easier to brush and floss properly. 
  • Reducing Plaque Buildup: Braces and other orthodontic appliances can trap plaque and food particles, making it easier for our hygienists to clean your teeth and gums. 
  • Improving Overall Oral Health: By straightening teeth and improving bite alignment, orthodontic treatment can improve overall oral health and reduce the risk of gum disease. 



Convenient Locations in Idaho 


At Guymon Orthodontics, we understand the importance of gum health and the role that orthodontics can play in preventing and treating gum disease. We offer convenient locations in Meridian, Star, Nampa, Kuna, and Boise, making it easy for you to schedule an appointment. 


Book an Appointment Today 


Don’t let gum disease go untreated. Book an appointment with us today and let our experienced orthodontists help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. Visit our website to book your appointment. We can’t wait to see you!

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