Do you have healthy gums? Many people are unsure. However, this is a question you should absolutely know the answer to, and, if you don’t have healthy gums, should seek treatment for. If you suffer from gum disease, it is not always easy to tell, as you will not show many signs and won’t suffer from any pain.
While there are not many signs of gum disease, there are some signs to be aware of. These include your gums bleeding and appearing bright red and swollen. If you aren’t sure if you’re suffering from gum disease or not, you should schedule an appointment with your dentist soon. Your dentist will be able to determine if you are suffering from gum disease, how advanced your gum disease is, and what treatment methods are available.
While gum disease is not good for your health, the health issues it is linked to are even worse. These include: diabetes, heart disease, cancers, rheumatoid arthritis, and complications during pregnancy. These issues are even more reasons why you should seek diagnosis and treatment for your gum disease.
Some steps you can take to keep your gums healthy include:
- Brushing twice daily
- Flossing at least once per day
- Brushing your top gums from top down, and bottom gums from bottom up
Your dentist is best equipped to evaluate your mouth for gum disease, offer a treatment plan, and remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from your mouth. Visiting your dentist twice per year will be beneficial in keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Dr. Lechner in Delaware, OH is always welcoming new patients, and welcomes you to contact us today.