Believe it or not, gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in the United States. In other words, if you want to keep your smile, you need to be proactive about periodontal problems.
With that in mind, follow these tips from our team in Huntsville, AL to keep your smile in good shape.
Do More Than Brush
Based on surveys by the American Dental Association, you probably brush, but you odds are you don’t floss every day. You should be flossing because brushing isn’t enough to clean the spaces between your teeth and gums.
Know When You Have a Problem
You should seek gum disease treatment at the earliest sign of trouble. Those include these symptoms:
- Bleeding gums
- Swollen, red gums
- Loose teeth
- Receding gums
- Persistent bad breath
- Sore gums
The best thing you can do to fight gum disease is to prevent it. That means you should visit us for professional dental cleanings a few times every year in addition to your daily brushing and flossing.
At the office of Jennifer Perkins DDS in Huntsville, AL, we welcome you to call 256-801-0002. Check our website regularly for updated information on the treatments we can provide, or contact us online.