Between appointments in our office, it is important to be mindful of anything that doesn’t seem right with your oral health. As with other aspects of our lives, our mouths give us warnings when something is wrong. The longer the signs are ignored, the greater the chance of experiencing a dental emergency. Would you know what warning signs to look for that tell you there is a problem with your oral health? Continue reading to learn more about warning signs you should not ignore.
Do you often see signs of pink or red when you brush your teeth? If so, you are experiencing bleeding gums. It is not uncommon to experience bleeding gums from time to time. It can happen from something as simple as food becoming trapped between the teeth and irritating the gums. However, if you frequently experience bleeding gums, it can be a sign you are experiencing an issue with your oral health that needs to be remedied sooner rather than later. Some possible causes of bleeding gums can include:
There is a disease that is running rampant through American adults, and while your thoughts probably immediately go to the pandemic situation that we are currently experiencing, we are referencing something that greatly affects your oral health: Gum Disease. Gum disease currently affects more than half of American adults. Since February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, we wanted to discuss the importance of taking care of your gum health and ways that you can help prevent this disease from affecting you or a loved one.