Your gums are far more important to your oral and overall health than you may realize. Yes, they do support your teeth, but they also form a barrier between your body and the harmful bacteria that are in your mouth. Compromised gums can lead to dental problems, as well as issues with other systems in your body, so healthy gums are a must. To keep your gums in the best shape possible, call Springwater Dental at 503-228-5059 today to learn more about periodontal maintenance in Portland, Oregon, with our dentist, Dr. Paul Chung.