Your gums do several important jobs. Along with accenting the appearance of your smile, they protect your teeth from dental cavities and keep your body safe from harmful oral bacteria. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to loose or lost teeth, bad breath, and health problems that reach beyond your smile. If you have noticed the first signs of gum disease, call Westlake Family Dentistry at 910-864-2944. Our dentist, Dr. Mike Choe, and our team offer periodontal treatment in Fayetteville, North Carolina.