Gum disease is an inflammation of the gum tissue caused by bacteria, plaque, and tarter that builds up in your mouth. If left unchecked, gum disease can have serious impact on your health. Some results of gum disease include, constant bad breath, gums that pull away from your teeth, loose teeth, pus coming from your gums, and bleeding gums.
Plaque and bacteria in your mouth feeds on food particles and sugar from foods and drinks you consume. Tarter also builds up forcing bacteria into your gums, causing your gums to feel irritated, which can also lead to gum disease. The good news is however, there is treatment for gum disease. Not only is there treatment, but it can also be easily avoided with proper dental hygiene. By brushing your teeth and flossing daily, you will remove the plaque and bacteria while preventing gum disease from forming in the first place.
If you think you have gum disease, please visit your dentist today. Your dentist can remove the tarter buildup and spot signs of gum disease in your smile. Your dentist can also address any questions or concerns you have pertaining to your oral care, and assist you in overcoming any oral problems you might have. So, call us today and schedule an appointment. Let us give you a healthy smile.