Gum Disease Awareness

It can cause tooth loss in adults. It’s hard to detect as it’s usually pain free. It is an infection, and you CAN stop it! What Is Gum Disease? It’s an infection that is caused by the bacteria-filled plaque that is always forming on our teeth.

According to the ADA American Dental Association, there are some warning signs that can signal a problem:

  • gums that bleed easily
  • red, swollen, tender gums
  • gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • persistent bad breath or bad taste
  • permanent teeth that are loose or separating
  • any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • any change in the fit of partial dentures

How to prevent Gum Disease:

Brush for two minutes, twice a day, every day! Eat a balanced, healthy diet and visit your dental office twice a year for check-ups and regular-professional cleanings. Healthy dental hygiene can stop gum disease and even reverse it.

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