Do You Have This Silent Disease?

February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, and we want to take some time to explain the importance of caring for your teeth as well as your gums. When you visit our office for a routine hygiene examination, we do more than clean your teeth and inspect for decay. We also check your gums, tongue and cheeks for indicators that you may be experiencing other issues with your oral health. Gum Disease affects approximately half of American adults. Do you know the warning signs to look for to see if you are experiencing symptoms? Continue reading to learn more.

Let’s Celebrate National Gum Care Month

It seems that lately there is always a new holiday or celebration coming up on the calendar. Being that it is September, we all know and celebrate Labor Day, which also typically signifies the end of summer when you live anywhere close to the Jersey Shore. If you are looking for a unique day to observe in the month of September, why not look into National Talk Like a Pirate Day, which is celebrated on September 19th. We want to take a few moments and discuss National Gum Care Month, which also occurs during the month of September. Many of our patients are extremely focused on the health of their teeth; however, gum health is just as important. Over half of the adults in America suffer from some form of gum disease.

Important Steps to Combat Gum Disease

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.