Healthy gums are much more important than you may realize. Yes, you do need good gums to keep your teeth in place. However, your gums are also an important part of your body’s defense against the bacteria that is present in your mouth. If your gums become compromised by periodontal disease, your smile is not the only thing that could be at risk. Your jawbone and your cardiovascular and respiratory systems could also suffer. Our dentists, Dr. Barry Sporer and Dr. Bradley Cutler, can assist you in fighting gum disease with periodontal treatments in New York. You can learn more in the links below or call 80 Park Avenue Dental at 212-697-5988 to plan your visit.