March 4th, 2011
Gum disease is a lot more common than you think. Did you know that between 75-95 percent of all adults have some degree of gum disease, yet may not even realize that they have it? An article in the Huffington Post this January described the prevalence of gum disease in Americans, but more importantly, two new ways to help avoid it in the first place! Check out the article and let us know what you think! As always, feel free to call and consult with our team and doctors about your oral health concerns- we are here to help!
August 27th, 2010
It’s easy to tell when you have a cavity; but unfortunately, gum disease can exist in your mouth without you even knowing. In fact, you can have the beginning stages of gum disease without noticing any pain or discomfort. Since gum disease can be undetectable, it’s important to watch for warning signs in order to prevent the disease from worsening!
Signs to watch for:
• Gums that appear red or swollen
• Gums that feel tender
• Gums that bleed easily (during brushing or flossing)
• Gums that recede or pull away from the teeth
• Persistent halitosis, or bad breath
• Loose teeth
• Any change in the way teeth come together in the biting position
If you or someone in your family is showing these signs, schedule an appointment right away by calling Associates in Periodontics, serving Burlington and Barre, VT. We can diagnose the problem and begin treatment to save your teeth and give you back a healthy mouth!