Gum disease can create multiple problems for your health, not just for your smile. Gum disease can result in decayed or lost teeth, bone loss and bad breath. But beyond that, periodontal problems factor into respiratory issues and heart and kidney disease. And if you have diabetes, gum disease can create additional complications. Gum disease affects almost 50% of American adults, so it is important that you visit Taylor'd Smiles for regular exams with our dentist, Dr. Laura Olsen Taylor. The primary cause of gum disease is a buildup of plaque and tartar on your smile. At our office, we offer scaling and root planing, or deep cleaning, which can help address gum disease in its earliest stages. Call 704-662-9111 to schedule your appointment for scaling and root planing in Mooresville, North Carolina.