Keeping Your Gums Healthy

Oral healthcare is never complete without gum care. Taking care of your smile also includes checking for signs of periodontal gum care. Because bacteria can spread fast to other parts of the body, it is important to contain the infection; otherwise, risk serious consequences.

If you have bleeding gums or any other periodontal gum disease, you need to seek help as soon as possible.

Several studies show gum diseases are closely related to other health problems.

  • The development of heart disease
  • Increased risk for cardiovascular problems, including stroke
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Difficulty in stabilizing diabetes
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Osteoporosis and bone loss in the jaw

At Laurel Lakes Cosmetic Dentistry, we understand the grave consequences of an untreated gum problem and how it can affect your overall health. This is why we are focused on providing the most comprehensive periodontal care to address all existing gum health issues.

Timely Diagnosis and Treatment of Periodontal Disease

As with any other health issue, early intervention leads to better treatment success and recovery.

At Laurel Lakes Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer conservative treatments, including nonsurgical options, to treat gum diseases. Among our advanced procedures include ultrasonic deep cleanings that present minimal trauma or pain to the gums.

We also offer more extensive treatment options to control the gum inflammation, correct bone loss and promote good oral health possible.

It’s never too late to get periodontal treatment. Come to Laurel Lakes Cosmetic Dentistry. With a Spanish speaking dentist in our practice, we serve the communities of College Park, Columbia and nearby areas.

Experience comprehensive and comfortable periodontal care that’s focused on you. Call Laurel Lakes Cosmetic Dentistry at 301.498.6511 or fill out our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your appointment.


I tried to think of the best way to thank you for my beautiful smile, and there simply isn't any way to express the gratitude I feel. This has changed my life. I have a confidence I never had before, and I no longer feel self-conscious during talks and meetings at work. I am no longer hesitant about smiling at people and everyone smiles back. I get comments all the time on my beautiful smile, and I owe it all to you!
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