Are you familiar with the threat of gum disease to your smile? If not, then this article is for you! Gum disease can pose a serious threat to your smile damaging your oral health and increase tooth loss and even bone loss. That is why Drs. Frandsen and Dansie here at Frandsen Dental in West Jordan, Utah, are ready to provide you with tips and information about why gum disease should be treated right away and avoided if possible.
In a nutshell, gum disease is an infection in your gums that support your teeth. To give you an example of how common it is, did you know gum disease is a major reason for tooth loss among adults? Well, it’s true! Gum disease usually has no pain, so it can be difficult to detect if you have it yourself. However, there are warning signs such as red or swollen gums, tender gums that bleed easily, persistent bad breath, any change in tooth alignment, or teeth that seem to separate from the gums. If you have any of these symptoms, please come into our office right away, so we can help you treat and reverse gum disease.
Some factors that trigger gum disease can include poor oral hygiene, pregnancy, diabetes, tobacco of any kind, and even some medications can lead to situations like dry mouth, which can also lead to gum disease. That is why brushing twice a day and flossing your teeth each day is indispensable to maintaining oral health.
As you can see, gum disease is a threat to your smile and oral health. If you would like to learn more about your oral health, or feel it’s time for a dental checkup, please call us today at 801-890-0030 to set up an appointment. Our team stands ready to take your call and assist with your oral health.