Healthy gums are important for a variety of reasons. They help hold your teeth in place and protect them from cavities, they enhance the way your smile looks, and they also have the very important job of protecting your body from oral bacteria that can lead to respiratory illness and cardiovascular problems. There are also studies that link periodontal problems to Alzheimer’s disease. Our dentists and the team at Blue Jay Family Dentistry offer gum disease therapy in Maplewood, Minnesota. Call 651-770-2900 for an appointment with Dr. Frank Russomanno, Dr. Neil Keane or Dr. Charles Bruchu if you have noticed a problem with your gums.