OFFICE CLOSURE: We have tentatively closed the office to non-emergency procedures through April, pending future ADA and CDC recommendations.  If you have and an emergency, please call our office at (636) 537 - 0065, and listen for the emergency instructions. If you worried or have questions/concerns about your dental appointment during COVID-19? Please refer to our page about dental emergencies during COVID-19, our blog about how to reduce the spread of the virus, and our FAQ about the safety of your dental appointment. Dr. Mahlin, Caleb, Jerri, Kim, Lauren, Nikki, and Pat. 
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1748 Clarkson Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017

What causes gum disease?

Also know has pyorrhea of the gums, periodontal or gum disease is caused by bacteria. Improper or infrequent oral hygiene allows bacteria to form plaque and calculus around the teeth and gums. The bacterial plaque and calculus formation cause the gums (periodontium) to become inflamed and results in bone loss.

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