Your gums help keep your teeth in their proper places and accent the appearance of your smile. But they also have the important job of protecting your body from the bacteria in your mouth. That bacteria can cause problems for your oral health and moreover can contribute to other health problems, including complications with diabetes. If you are concerned about the health of your gums, call Freeman Dental Associates at 781.293.2128. Our dentist, Dr. Alison Freeman, can provide you with periodontal treatments in Hanson, Massachusetts.