Do you know the most common cause of tooth loss?
The answer is gum disease. While this may be startling to hear, there is a bright side:
Gum disease is easy to treat if it is detected in the early stages.
Regular check-ups with your dentist are important. Keep an eye out for the warning signs of gum disease. They include:
1. Gums that bleed very easily
2. Gums that appear tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed
3. A bite that changes suddenly so that your teeth don’t seem to fit together correctly
4. Gums that are pulling away from the teeth
5. A bad taste in the mouth or chronic bad breath
6. Loose or separating teeth
If you are experiencing these symptoms, talk to your dentist today. Avoiding these problems is ideal, but brushing isn’t enough. Since plaque causes gum disease, removing plaque through regular flossing is the key to healthy gums.
My name is Dr. Bill Dorfman and my practice, Century City Aesthetic Dentistry serves the Hollywood, Century City, and California areas. We take pride in caring for our patients and we want them to have healthy, beautiful smiles that they can be proud of. Many of our patients seek specifics about smile transformations. If you’d like to know, schedule an appointment and we’ll take a look!
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Contact us at 310-277-5678 and a member of our professional and aware staff can make an appointment for you. During your consultation, you can speak with Dr. Bill Dorfman about swollen gums, veneers, cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, and more.
We hope to hear from you soon!
Dr. Bill Dorfman
Century City Aesthetic Dentistry
2080 Century Park E Ste 1601
Los Angeles, California
The following website was used as source material for this blog: http://dentistry.about.com/od/toothmouthconditions/a/gum_warnings.htm, accessed on October 22, 2014