As you’re readying yourself for a new year, take a moment to think about your oral health and your risk for gum disease. Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss for adults. The gums support the teeth and protect their roots. Once gingivitis takes hold, periodontal disease can develop. The support of our teeth can then become weak, even resulting in tooth loss.
If it’s caught early on, gum disease can be reversed and damage to the teeth can be avoided. When you’re at Artistic Touch Dentistry for your cleaning, be sure to tell us about any of the following risk factors for gum disease:
- Red, sore, swollen, or bleeding gums
- Gums pulling away from your teeth
- Loose or sensitive teeth
- Bad breath
- Bite changes
- Dentures fitting poorly
And call us today to schedule your next gum disease prevention cleaning! Dr. Maryam Brazdo is your Melbourne FL dentist to help prevent tooth loss through the management and treatment of early gum disease!