How Can I Tell If I Have Gum Disease?
It’s tricky. Gum disease can arrive painlessly and without apparent symptoms, one of the reasons we encourage regular exams. However, if you experience any of these common symptoms, don’t wait for your recare appointment to see us.
- Red, swollen, or tender gums, or other pain in your mouth
- Bleeding while brushing, flossing, or eating
- Gums that are shrinking or pulling away from your teeth
- Persistent bad breath
Is It Ever Too Late For Treatment?
Is Gum Disease Hereditary?
What are the Health Risks of Gum Disease?
What Causes Gum Disease?
How Can I Prevent Gum Disease?
One of the best ways to prevent gum disease is first and foremost by preventative dentistry and brushing and flossing regularly. We recommend brushing at least 2x per day and flossing 1x per day. You can also incorporate mouthwash into your routine to kill even more bacteria in your mouth. Also, make sure never to skip a dental exam.
If you’re overdue for a dental exam, need gum disease treatment, or have additional questions about gum disease, please contact our Wichita Falls dental office by calling 940-322-2252 today!