Here is some important news for anyone who cares about their dental health: gum disease is a principal cause of tooth loss among adults. There is also evidence that it is associated with heart disease. At Dental Care Today in Fishers, gum disease is easy to treat if it is found in the early stages.
What warning signs should you be looking for?
- Gums that bleed often
- Gums that appear tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed
- Your bite changes or your teeth suddenly don’t seem to fit together
- Gums that are pulling away from the teeth
- A bad taste in the mouth or chronic bad breath
Hopefully, you are not experiencing any of these things. If you are not removing plaque between your teeth, however, your gums are at risk. Brushing alone is not enough—make sure you floss daily.
Regular dental check-ups are another critical weapon in the fight against gum disease.
At Dental Care Today in Fisher, we take pride in caring for our patients and want them to have healthy and beautiful smiles. We treat gum disease, and offer a full range of general dentistry services. Schedule an appointment today.