Do you know that the most common cause of tooth loss among adults is gum disease? The good news is that gum disease is easy to treat if it is detected in the early stages.
Regular check-ups with your dentist are essential, but there are warning signs for gum disease that everyone should be looking for.
1. Gums that bleed easily
2. Gums that are tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed
3. A bite that changes suddenly so that your teeth don’t seem to fit together correctly
4. Detached gums
5. A bad taste in the mouth or chronic bad breath
6. Loose or separating teeth
If you are experiencing these symptoms, talk to your dentist today. Since plaque causes gum disease, removing plaque through regular flossing is the key to healthy gums.
My name is Dr. Craig Longenecker and my Monkton practice, Hereford Dental Health – Craig Longenecker DDS serves the Parkton area. We take pride in caring for our patients and we want them to have healthy, beautiful smiles that they can be proud of. Our practice specializes in:
Contact us at 410-357-0099 and a member of our understanding staff can make an appointment for you. During your consultation, you can talk to Dr. Craig Longenecker about swollen gums, dental veneers, cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, and more.
We hope to hear from you soon!
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