It is hard to believe it is September already. At Smile Center Dental, we know that gingivitis can be difficult for a non-professional to recognize. Many individuals do not recognize the early warning signs, such as swollen gums and bleeding, as a symptom of gum disease. This month, a national campaign seeks to raise awareness about periodontal disease and gum health, and we want to help do our part by spreading the word!
Your dentist will educate you about early recognition and action. These are the most critical steps to maintaining healthy gums, and ultimately a healthy body. Each year, studies link oral health, including gums, to the health of other parts of the body, such as the heart. One of the most important things to know in caring for your gums is recognizing the warning signs for gum disease. These warning signs include:
- Red or swollen gums
- Tender Gums
- Gums that bleed easily
- Gums receding or pulling away from the teeth
- Persistent bad breath
- Loose teeth
- Changes in the way teeth come together when biting or chewing
If you notice any of these warning signs with you or your child, please call to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Smile Center Dental can take proactive steps to prevent gingivitis and gum disease while showing you how to improve gum care in your or your child’s oral hygiene habits.