Your gums are more important to your oral and general health than you may realize. They help you maintain proper dental alignment, play a role in protecting your teeth from decay, and of course, make your smile more appealing. But they also shield your body from oral bacteria that can contribute to problems such as cardiovascular and respiratory disease and create complications for diabetes. There is also evidence linking gum disease to cognitive issues. Our dentists and team offer periodontal treatments in Newcastle, Oklahoma, and you can contact Contemporary Family Dentistry at 405-387-9300 for your appointment. Dr. Sid Johnson, Dr. Malori Mills and associates can help you improve the health of your smile.