Many people pay more attention to the state of their teeth than their gums, but February — which is Gum Disease Awareness Month — is the perfect time to take a good look at the important role gums play in our dental health.

Your gums anchor your teeth into place, and there is increasing evidence that gum disease may contribute to systemic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Take this quiz to see if you have the knowledge you need to keep your gums in great shape.

One important factor in gum health is regular dental cleanings and exams. If you are due for a checkup, call Smiles of Punta Gorda of Punta Gorda, FL at 941-585-0424 or fill out and submit our convenient online form.