Most people tend to think about their teeth when practicing oral care at home or visiting our dental office. However, your gums are just as important for a number of reasons. The gum tissues are responsible for protecting vulnerable areas of your teeth (i.e. the roots) as well as provide ample stability when chewing your favorite foods. Without healthy gums, your teeth won’t have a reliable place to live. If your gums feel tender and sensitive or appear red or inflamed, you’ll want to give our dental office a call for gum disease treatment in Smoke Rise Dental.