Gum Disease is Serious
Did you know that an accumulation of plaque and tartar can lead to gum disease? Daily brushing and flossing, together with regular teeth cleaning, can help prevent most gum diseases, such as gingivitis, periodontitis, and receding gum line. If you are diabetic, you are more likely to develop gum disease than other healthy people. Gum disease has also been linked to heart conditions, such as the hardening of arteries. Let us know about your general health condition when you visit.
Most Common Symptoms
Gum disease will develop over time, especially as you age. It is therefore important to be aware of the warning signs and to consult us if you are in doubt. Although symptoms appear slowly, it is important to note the following changes:
- Gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth.
- Gums are swollen or inflamed, and are sore to the touch.
- Gums have thinned and receded, exposing the root of your teeth.
- Some of your teeth seem to have loosened, or have a different feel when you chew.
- You suffer from chronic halitosis (bad breath).
- You have a constant bad taste in your mouth.
If you notice one or several of the above symptoms, call our clinic for a gum disease assessment and a treatment plan to stay healthy.