Your gums do more than just provide a home for your teeth. They also protect you from the bacteria in your mouth. The plaque on your teeth can cause your gums to swell, which leads to gum disease. If left untreated, you can develop problems with your teeth, jaws, and even cardiovascular and respiratory issues. Our dentists and team at Burley Family Dental can help you prevent and combat gum disease in Burley, Idaho. To schedule your appointment, call 208-878-6684 today.