Forgetting to floss once in a while or postponing a dental checkup for a few weeks when something comes up won’t necessarily derail your oral health.

But neglecting your teeth habitually will inevitably lead to serious dental problems.

And no problem is more sinister than gum disease, an infection that silently attacks healthy gum tissue and is responsible for more tooth loss than any other oral health threat.

You may not notice the signs of gum disease, like bleeding, swollen gums or loose teeth until it’s already in an advanced stage, which is why you never want to skip a dental checkup. We can catch it early and provide effective treatment to eradicate gum disease to keep your smile safe!

Call Pierce & Knight Family Dentistry at 913-251-9683 to request an appointment in Lenexa, KS.

In the meantime, check out this timeless message from the American Dental Association about the importance of listening to the silent cries of your teeth!