Have you seen a bit of blood in your sink when you brush your teeth lately? That bleeding can be one of the first warning signs that you’ve got gum disease. Gum diseases affect most people at some point during their lives
Healthy teeth and gums not only give you a beautiful smile, but also indicate good oral health that play a very important role in your life. Normal healthy gums are pink in color, aren't sore, and do not bleed when brushing. The gums should be tight around your teeth with no separation.
Symptoms of gum disease include:
- Bad breath
- Red or swollen gums
- Tender or bleeding gums
- Painful chewing
- Loose teeth
- Sensitive teeth and gums
- Receding gums or longer appearing teeth
It is important to be aware of any of these symptoms and any of these symptoms may be a sign of a serious gum problem, which should be checked by a periodontolog. Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession. Gum graft surgery will repair the defect and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss.
There are many simple ways to keep the health of gums and teeth:
Brush your teeth twice a day.
Floss regularly to remove plaque from between teeth. Or use a device such as a special brush or wooden or plastic pick recommended by a dental professional.
- Visit the dentist routinely for a check-up and professional cleaning.
- Don’t smoke.