One of the best ways to maintain a healthy mouth is to fight and prevent gum disease.

Gum disease is an infection of the tissue around your teeth. If you’re experiencing tenderness or even bleeding of your gums, it’s possible you’re experiencing gingivitis, which is a more mild form of gum disease. Left untreated, gingivitis can develop into periodontitis, which is marked by gum recession and more severe discomfort.

At Smile Design Dental, we can use deep cleaning and antibiotics to remove bacteria that cause gum disease. We can even repair a gumline damaged by gum recession!

Take a look at this infographic to learn about the warning signs of gum disease. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms — or if you just want to make sure your gums stay in great shape — call our Newburgh, NY office at 845-670-5423.