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What you Need to Know About Gum Disease

Posted on 11/11/2013 by Alan Snodgrass
What you Need to Know About Gum DiseaseGum disease is very serious and could end up causing you to suffer from tooth loss if not properly treated. Do you know the facts of this very serious disease and what you should do to prevent it?

•  Gum disease does not always hurt, sometimes people do not even know that they have it
•  Some people experience bleeding, puffy or painful gums as their primary symptom
•  It is very important to brush your teeth twice per day and floss at least once
•  You should see the dentist at least once every six months and more often if that is what is recommended to keep your symptoms at bay
•  Eating a healthy diet can help to fight gum disease
•  Chronic bad breath could be a sign of gum disease, you should see your dentist about it to rule out serious oral health issues
•  If you have diabetes, you could be at a higher risk to contract gum disease

Gum disease occurs in stages and more than half of adults over the age of 30 have some form of it. This disease forms from excess plaque on your teeth and gums, which can easily be prevented with proper brushing techniques, flossing, and regular visits to your dentist. If you feel you are at risk, you should talk to us right away. If you catch gum disease in the early, gingivitis stage, it could be reversed with proper care from your dentist.
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