Are you experiencing red or swollen gums? Do your gums bleed after brushing your teeth? If that is the case, you could be suffering from a common dental problem that is important to treat because it is not reversible — but we can keep it from getting worse. Read more to find out about this issue.
We love sharing tips on how to better care for your teeth and gums so that you can prevent painful and inconvenient dental problems. As much as we enjoy seeing patients like you at the office, we don’t want you to have to go through treatments that can easily be prevented. There is one issue in particular that is common in half the adults in America. Would you like to know how to avoid it? Click here to find out more about this silent disease.
Half of adult Americans have periodontal (gum) disease and don’t even know it. In its early stages, the symptoms may not seem like a big deal — bleeding when brushing and flossing, tender and red gums. They may start out mild, but as the disease progresses, these signs are a clear red flag to your dentist that something is wrong. The issue, however, is that periodontal disease is easier to resolve when caught early.