This is Gum Disease Awareness Month.
We do offer gum disease treatment as part of our general dentistry. Ideally, however, you will stay free from periodontal problems, although most people experience a gum infection at one point or another.
Regardless, here are a few things you need to know about periodontal disease.
1. You Need to Floss
Brushing your teeth does remove many harmful bacteria and prevents plaque buildup. Yet, it’s not a good way to clean the spaces between your teeth and gums. This is why flossing daily is so important.
2. Your Gums Should Not Bleed
If you decide to floss for the first time in a while, then they might bleed. That’s one of the early signs of a gum infection. By continuing to floss, you may be able to remove the infection. If you don’t floss, you also may notice your gums bleed when you brush your teeth. That’s a bad sign, too. Regardless, if you see bleeding gums, you need to do something to address the problem.
3. Gum Disease Leads to Lost Teeth
Many people don’t realize that periodontal disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. As gum disease progresses, you can develop receding gums and your teeth can become loose. Our hope is that you will take action long before that becomes a concern.
If you haven’t scheduled your next checkup yet, contact us today to plan a visit. Call Carmichael Dental Care at 334-600-1423 to schedule an appointment in Montgomery, AL. You also can request an appointment online.