Did you know, many people suffer from gum disease and don’t know they have it, until sever damage occurs? Gum disease is an infection that targets your gum tissue that supports your teeth. In most cases, gum disease is painless and hard to detect at first. That is why keeping regular dental appointments are necessary so your dentist can detect gum disease and reverse it before serious damage like tooth loss, or bone deterioration occurs.
Understanding the warning signs of gum disease could help you detect if you have gum disease. Warning signs of gum disease include:
• persistent bad breath or bad taste
• gums that bleed easily
• red, swollen, or tender gums
• gums that pull away from the teeth
• loose teeth
The good news about gum disease is it can easily be reversed and prevented with proper habits. These habits include keeping up with your brushing and flossing habits regularly. This will help keep plaque and bacteria away from your gums so your smile stays clean. Checking in with your dentist regularly will also have a huge effect on fighting away gum disease.
If you have any of these signs or symptoms of gum disease, please contact your dentist right away. Your dentist can address or answer any questions or concerns you have pertaining to your oral care. So, call us today and schedule an appointment. Let us give you a healthy smile you can truly love this holiday season.