- Are light pink in color.
- Stippled like the surface of an orange.
- Not tender or swollen.
- Don’t bleed when brushing or flossing.
Gum Disease or Periodontitis
This is the leading cause of tooth loss. It’s a “silent” disease because it doesn’t manifest symptoms in the early stages. Research data has identified a link between gum disease and heart disease, as well as other health problems. The bacteria in the gums can enter the bloodstream and cause issues with your overall health.
We’ve had patients tell us that when their “bad teeth” were removed they felt better.
Prevention and Early Detection are your best defenses against gum disease.
- Brush and floss daily.
- Visit your dentist regularly.