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If you have gum disease, then we have exciting news for you! Your gum disease can be corrected with proper care and treatments. Here at Smile Time Family Dentistry in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, we take your oral care seriously, which is why we are happy to help you fight away gum disease.

When it comes to treating gum disease properly, the first step is to see your dentist, Dr. Wendy McCurdy as soon as possible. Your dentist is trained to see gum disease and remove the tartar caused from plaque that can lead to it. The sooner it is spotted the better it can be to overcome it before it becomes too serious. There are some cases where if gum disease is more advanced, other procedures are needed to treat it such as laser treatment, scaling, and root planing.

If you find yourself with gum disease or think you have it, there are a few things you can do to help you and your dentist fight this disease. These things include keeping up with your oral care routine. If you brush for at least two minutes a day, twice a day you can rid yourself of plaque and bacteria feeding your gum disease. Flossing is also crucial because it will clean along your gum line and between your teeth. An effective mouthwash that kills bacteria can also help keep your mouth as healthy.

If you think you might have gum disease or want to come in our office for a dental cleaning and checkup, then call us today at 601-583-2000 to schedule an appointment. The team stands ready to help you and your smile stay gum-disease free.