Gum disease is a common oral health problem. Poor dental hygiene habits are often the culprit behind gum disease, and you can do your part to prevent it by brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and visiting the dentist for your routine cleaning. The symptoms of gum disease vary and may not be apparent in the early stages of the disease, but some of the possible symptoms of gum disease include:
- Gums that bleed easily when you brush and floss
- Gum recession
- Deep pockets between gums and teeth
- Swollen, tender gums
- Red-purple gums
- Loose teeth
- Chronic bad breath
When you visit our experienced dentists for a routine checkup, we can help to prevent this problem and also treat it promptly if we see the early signs of infection. During your teeth cleaning, our hygienists clean dental plaque from your teeth. If this plaque remains on your teeth and in between the teeth, it can inflame and infect your gums, leading to gum disease. Improving your oral hygiene routine may help reverse the early stages of infection.
For outstanding dental care to help you achieve optimum oral health, please contact Galleria Dental Aesthetics to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dentists serving Arlington, Alexandria, Tysons Corner, Fairfax, McLean and the surrounding areas.