The older you are, the more at risk you are of coming down with gum disease. But even among young and middle-age adults, gum disease is a primary cause of tooth loss. The team at Jordan Landing Smiles reminds you that an ounce of prevention of worth a pound of cure. Good oral hygiene and preventative dentistry can dramatically reduce your chances of getting gum disease.
Warning signs of gum disease include:
- 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 loosening from the teeth
- A bad taste in the mouth, or chronic bad breath
The main cause of gum disease is plaque, so taking good care of your teeth is essential. Brushing is essential, but by itself not enough. Make sure you floss every day. Twice a day is better. Your routine should also include a checkup and cleaning by dental professionals every six months.
At Jordan Landing Smiles in West Jordan, we promote good oral health with preventative dentistry. That includes cleanings and checkups in our office, as well as fluoride treatments. Together, they go a long way toward protecting you and your loved ones from gum disease, tooth decay or loss, and other serious dental issues. We also practice general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.