Gum Disease

Periodontal disease is a very serious disease that could have long term effects to your dental health.  Periodontal disease, better known as gum disease has symptoms that you need to be aware of:
– Gums that bleed during brushing, flossing, or even eating.
-Gums that feel swollen or tender to the touch
-Persistent bad breath
-Gums that are receding or pulling back from your teeth.  It may seem to you that your teeth are appearing longer.

–  Changes in the way your teeth fit together when you bite, or any uncomfortable sensation when trying to fit your teeth together.

– Sores in your mouth.  That could include on your tongue, cheeks, or inner lips.

Keep in mind that cigarettes often hid the signs of gum disease and they also increase your risk of getting gum disease.  Check with your dentist if you are experiencing any of the signs of gum disease.

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