Signs of gum disease

Article written by Elite Dental Group.

Gum disease is a common oral health problem that is often overlooked. Since gum disease is painless, patients fail to realize that they have unhealthy gums, until it is too late. There is also a misconception that healthy teeth only involve cleaning one’s teeth.

Typically, gum disease starts with gingivitis. Gingivitis is caused due to plaque growth near the gum tissue. Plaque can irritate gums causing inflammation near and around teeth. To remove plaque, patients will have to undergo a simple dental cleaning and reduce future buildup by brushing and flossing daily. If gingivitis is not addressed, it will advance into Periodontal disease.

Periodontal disease should be treated immediately as it will not only affect your teeth but can cause tissue and bone loss. Usually, a dentist will recommend a periodontist to treat advanced cases.

A person with gum disease will notice that their gums swell, bleed easily, and are receding. In advanced cases, patients will experience bad breath. In rare instances, gum disease can only be identified by a dentist as some patients do not show any symptoms.

To fight against gum disease brush teeth twice daily with a soft-bristle toothbrush while flossing before bed. Experts advise brushing for at least two minutes to remove plaque and food fragments from the gaps of teeth. Consuming a healthy diet that is full of lean meat, fresh fruit and vegetables can additionally help to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Dentists advise two annual dental exams a year to help identify oral issues before they worsen.

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