Healthy gums are a crucial part of maintaining a healthy, functional smile. When you neglect your gum health, you are at an increased risk of developing gum disease and other complex dental issues. Gum disease is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. Gum disease is a bacterial infection that compromises the health and function of the gums.
If you are experiencing any signs of gums disease, it is important to have this dental concern addressed by Philadelphia, PA dentist Dr. David Weinstock as soon as possible. During your appointment, Dr. Weinstock can perform a comprehensive exam and make any treatment recommendation to address your oral health concerns.
Signs of Gum Disease
Gum disease is often diagnosed in the advanced stages because patients don’t realize they may be suffering from gum disease. Some patients don’t exhibit any symptoms; while other patients may experience symptoms such as bleeding gums, halitosis, or any of the symptoms listed below
- Bleeding gums
- Chronic halitosis
- Loose teeth
- Shifting of teeth
- Change in the fit of the oral appliance
- Swollen gums
- Receding Gums
If you notice any of these changes to your gums or teeth, please schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Dr. Weinstock will work with you to alleviate your symptoms and correct any damage to the teeth and gums. Progression of periodontal disease is the major cause of tooth loss in adults. It is an inflammatory disease that results in the destruction of tooth-supporting bone.
Improve Your Gum Health
Patients with advanced stages of gum disease are also at a higher risk of developing systemic diseases; inflammation, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes are all linked to gum disease.
Tty to incorporate these key tips to improve your gum health:
- Brush your teeth twice a day
- Incerate flossing into your daily oral hygiene routine
- Visit the dentist twice a year for preventive care exams
- Get regular dental cleanings
- Rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash
- Ask your dentist questions about your oral health. The more informed you are, the more likely you will practice habits that improve your gum health.
If you need to schedule an appointment, contact our Philadelphia, PA dentist office or schedule a consultation online.