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Gum disease is a serious threat to your oral health and your health in general. That is why we want to highlight the importance of recognizing the symptoms of gum disease like bleeding gums, loose teeth, and persistent bad breath. And, by understanding the causes of gum disease, you may be able to reverse the condition and restore your smile.

Our professional dental team here at Pro Spoto Dental in Tampa, Florida, is happy to talk to you about gum disease and the leading causes of it, so you can decide if it’s time to come see us.

Some causes of gum disease are:

-Pregnancy, which can increase the risk of gum disease
-Neglecting to get the fillings you need when you have cavities
-Plaque and tartar buildup, when left untreated and unchecked
-Missing your semi-annual dental checkups
-Failing to brush and floss each day
-Eating sugary or sticky foods that stick to your teeth
-Using any tobacco of any kind, which can lead to oral cancer
-Diabetes, cancer, or other serious illnesses are also at higher risk for gum disease

If any of these causes are a factor in your life, please call our office right away at (813) 884-3287 and make an appointment to see Dr. Gerald Spoto. Our team is ready to help you win the fight against gum disease.