When you know something isn’t right with your smile at the moment but you have a hard time verbalizing what’s wrong, it’s best to start with the obvious factors. If you can quickly respond with information like, “My gums seem to be further away,” or, “My teeth look longer,” you might be dealing with gum recession. We are more than happy to help you understand this issue and to help you feel better with the knowledge that there is treatment. Get a head start with quick details (but come in for a visit with us, so we may provide you the dental care you need).
The moment you notice you have puffy gums, do you automatically assume you must be suffering from gum disease? Are you under the impression that this is a problem that affects everyone equally? Maybe you just assume it cannot happen to you. To help you understand problems with periodontal health just a little bit more (and hopefully to remove any confusion), we offer some important facts.
If you’ve ever needed treatment for gum disease, then you may already know the dangers that it can pose to your oral health and the importance of controlling it. The most well-known method of preventing gum disease is to practice good oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly for periodic professional maintenance. Unfortunately, many patients develop gum disease even when they believe that their oral hygiene is flawless. If you remain vigilant, you can spot the early signs and seek appropriate treatment. To help you protect your smile from the devastating consequences of unchecked gum disease, we offer a few tips to effectively prevent gum disease and detect it if it develops. Continue reading