A few blogs back, we mentioned our gum disease treatment. Today we want to share some facts to let you know how you can avoid it as well as when you may want to make plans to visit us.
Since February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, we are sharing four facts you should know about periodontal problems.
1. Do More Than Brush Your Teeth
Brushing your teeth twice daily is undeniably important. Yet, your toothbrush isn’t a great tool for cleaning between your teeth and gums. For that, you need to use dental floss, flossers, or a water flosser every day.
2. Keep Up With Your Checkups
No matter how well you keep up with your daily oral care, you will benefit from regular professional cleanings and exams. During your appointments, we will remove any plaque or tartar buildup on your teeth. We also will let you know if we see any symptoms of a gum infection.
3. Know Signs of Infected Gums
When your gums are healthy, they will look pink and feel firm. If your gums are unhealthy, you may notice these changes:
- Bleeding gums
- Red, puffy gums
- Sore, tender gums
- Receding gums
- Constant bad breath
- Loose teeth
4. Seek Treatment ASAP
Periodontal disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss. In other words, if you want to protect your smile, then you need to care for your gums, too. Don’t wait to get help if you notice signs of a gum infection.