Charles M. Marks D.D.S and Dental Associates.

Conveniently located at 34th Street and 5th Avenue. Drs. Charles M. Marks and his associates offer Invisalign, cosmetic dental treatments and dental care for children, teens and adults.

212.279.1232

The Dangers of Gum Disease

Woman Holding Toothbrush and Looking in Mirror

Brushing and flossing your teeth is hugely important for your overall oral health. Not only do these habits help keep your teeth beautiful, they also reduce your risk for periodontal disease. Keep reading to learn more about the dangers of gum disease:

In its initial stages, gum disease causes swelling, bleeding, and tenderness in the gums. Without treatment, periodontal disease progresses and eventually causes large pockets in the gums where more plaque and bacteria can develop. This problem will eventually destroy the tissue and the bone in the jaw, which might cause you to lose one or more of your teeth. If the infection from your gums gets into your blood, it can cause other health issues around your body.

Schedule regular teeth cleanings with Manhattan’s Dr. Charles Marks to keep your mouth clean and free from gum disease. Our dental office provides general, preventative, and cosmetic dentistry services to ensure that you have the smile you want. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, visit us online or call (212) 279-1232.

347 5th Avenue Suite 1310
New York, NY 10016

Hours of Operation

  • Closed Sunday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday
  • Closed Saturday