While your gums help keep your teeth in place, prevent tooth decay and add to the appearance of your smile, they also protect your body from oral bacteria. If left untreated, gum disease can allow that bacteria to create respiratory and cardiovascular issues and complications for diabetes. It may even contribute to dementia. Our dentists, Dr. Scott Morrell, will be happy to meet with you for an appointment to discuss the importance of periodontal health in Boise, Idaho. Call Morrell Dental at 208-342-3440 today to plan your visit.