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Don't Ignore These Signs Of Gum Disease
Did you know that according to the CDC about half of the American population has some form of periodontal disease? Periodontal diseases are infections and inflammation of the gums and bone that surround and support the teeth. Fortunately, gum diseases can be treated effectively, especially in their early stages.
So don’t wait, call your dentist Dr. Orendorf at South Berwick Dental in Eliot, ME, if you experience any of these signs:
Signs of gum disease
- Gums that bleed during brushing or flossing
- Tooth sensitivity or pain when chewing
- Red, swollen or irritated gums
- Gums that have pulled away from your teeth
- Persistent bad breath or a bad taste
- Pus between your teeth and gums
- Loose or separating teeth
- A change in the fit of partial dentures
The link between oral and overall health
Scientists found a link between chronic inflammation in your mouth and the development of systemic health problems. This is why good oral health and prevention are important steps in maintaining overall health.
Your dental health team consists of you and your dental health professionals at South Berwick Dental in Eliot, ME.
What you can do
Eat a balanced diet and limit sugary snacks.
Floss and brush regularly and gently. Brushing too vigorously can damage both teeth and gums.
Use a soft toothbrush. Soft toothbrushes will help prevent gum recession and tooth wear.
Use an antibacterial mouth rinse to help reduce oral bacteria that can cause tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath.
See your dentist Dr. Orendorf at South Berwick Dental in Eliot, ME, regularly. Professional cleanings are important to clean below your gum line, remove bacterial plaque and tartar, and prevent infections.
For more information, contact us at South Berwick Dental today to schedule an appointment. Call (207) 384-2176 today.