Posted on 8/20/2018 by Edelweiss Dental Implant Center
Advanced stages of gum disease is a serious problem that people may face. There are symptoms and signs that everyone should know about and be on the lookout for.
By knowing these signs, you can help curb issues as soon as they arise, rather than allowing them to continue to progress. It all starts with prevention and education.
Signs of Gum Disease in Your Mouth
When it comes to gum disease, there are a number of things that you should be aware of. The more you know about gum disease and what to causes, the easier it is going to be to take care of the problem.
If you experience pain while chewing food or have tender or even bleeding gums, you should know that this is a common sign of gum disease. It can also be accompanied by reoccurring bad breath, receding gums (your gums actually pull away from your teeth and make them appear larger), and tooth sensitivity.
It is possible for someone to experience all of these symptoms or just one or two of them. The important thing to keep in mind at this point is to schedule an appointment with us immediately if you begin to experience any of these symptoms.
What You Can Do To Prevent Gum Disease
Gum disease affects anywhere from 40 to 70 percent of Americans today. However, there are many things that you can do to help minimize or even eliminate your risk of gum disease affecting you. The first thing you must do is contact our office for a complete exam and cleaning. This gives us the chance to get a baseline for your oral health and help get you off on the right foot.
The next thing you need to do is create a good oral health plan. This means monitoring what you eat, eliminating foods or beverages that can harm your teeth and gums, and use the right products. This means using only ADA approved toothbrushes, toothpastes, mouthwashes, floss, and or flossers. Make sure you brush your teeth twice a day, using mouthwash with every brushing, and flossing at least once a day.
Finally, come back to see us every 6 months for follow-up exams and cleanings. The reason these follow-ups are so important is simple. It's lets us track your progress and help you adjust your routine to get you better results. It also allows us to chance to identify any changes in your oral health early on.