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Hours of Operation

 

Monday 9:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday -Thursday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm

Closed on Friday
during the Summer.

Phone: 989-773-3560

900 E Bellows St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858


 

Family Dentistry - Mount Pleasant MI

dental implantsNo one wants to hear that they are at risk for gum disease, so it’s important to take good care of your teeth. Regular, proper teeth care can help you avoid teeth pain and hundreds of dollars at the dentist.

If you are worried about gum disease, here are some things that can put you at risk.

  1. Poor dental hygiene. Even though you know you aren’t brushing and flossing enough, you haven’t done anything to change your current habits.
  2. You are a smoker.
  3. Studies show that more than 70% of retired Americans have periodontal disease.
  4. You are under a great deal of stress.
  5. You are taking a new type of medication. Medications can cause problems such as dry mouth and thrush that can poorly affect your gums.
  6. Your family has always had gum disease problems. Genetics can make you more susceptible to contracting gum disease,.
  7. Poor nutrition and diet. The food you eat will contribute to the condition of your gums, just as it does with maintaining a healthy body overall.

Your best bet when preventing gum disease is to take care of your teeth from an early age. Brush and floss regularly. Use mouthwash if your dentist recommends it. Go to the dentist for your annual appointment and follow their instructions.