Gum Disease

Gum Disease

Good dental health isn’t only about teeth, it’s also about your gums. Gum tissue is extremely important; it forms a seal around the teeth to keep them in place and forms a barrier against bacteria. Unfortunately, some people don’t take great care of their teeth. According to the CDC 47.2% of adults have some form of gum disease. What are signs that you have gum disease?

  1. Bad Breath
  2. Swollen Gums
  3. Gum Recession
  4. Tooth Sensitivity
  5. Tooth Mobility

The bad news is sometimes gum disease can begin before your mouth shows any immediate symptoms. This could put you at risk of irreversible damage to your teeth and gums. Periodontal disease has also been linked to increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, pneumonia, Alzheimer and cancer.

The good news is you can prevent periodontal disease with these easy steps.

  1. Brush twice a day
  2. Floss once every day!!!!!
  3. Drink plenty of water
  4. Eat your fruits and veggies
  5. Visit your dentist regularly
  6. Avoid tobacco use

Keep your gums healthy and your body will thank you!