Do you know that the most prevalent cause of tooth loss among adults is gum disease? The good news is that gum disease is easy to treat if it is detected in the early stages.
Regular check-ups with your dentist are vital, but there are warning signs for gum disease that everyone should be looking for.
1. Gums that bleed easily
2. Gums that are 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. Loose gums
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. Since plaque causes gum disease, removing plaque through regular flossing is the key to healthy gums.
My name is Dr. Brian McKay and my practice, Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry, serves the Seattle area. We take pride in caring for our patients and we want them to have healthy, beautiful smiles that they can be proud of. Our practice specializes in:
Contact us at 206-720-0600 and a member of our friendly and thorough staff can make an appointment for you. During your consultation, you can speak with us about swollen gums, veneers, cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, and more.
We hope to hear from you soon!
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