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Halloween is haunting the air with sweet treats lurking around every corner. This year, don’t get caught off guard with cavities, enjoy your treats by taking precautions against cavities and preventing periodontal disease.

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an inflammation of the gum tissue caused by excess buildup of bacteria, plaque and tarter. This can cause an infection in your gum tissue, which over time can cause serious damage to your bones that anchor your teeth.

However, the good news is that basic oral habits can help fight against gum disease. The best way to fight against gum disease is by following these simple steps:

1.Brush your teeth at least twice a day
2.Floss each day to remove anything stuck between your teeth
3.Keep up with your regular, twice-a-year visits at your dental office

Don’t let gum disease get you down this holiday season. If you feel you have any questions or concerns about gum disease, call us today and schedule an appointment at 203.775.6167. Your dentist can address these questions and concerns and help you obtain positive oral health. So, enjoy this festive season and keep up the fight against gum disease.