Ask Dr. Baer: “How do I prevent gum disease?”

November 9, 2014 Tagged: , |

Ask Dr. Baer

Patients often ask us about the signs and symptoms of gum disease during their checkups. Keeping a healthy dental care routine is the best way to prevent gum disease. Are you worried about the health of your gums? Here are the signs to watch for:

• Gums that appear red or swollen
• Gums that feel tender
• Gums that bleed easily (during brushing or flossing)
• Gums that recede or pull away from the teeth
• Persistent bad breath (halitosis)
• Loose teeth
• Any change in the way teeth come together in the biting position
• Any change in the way partial dentures fit

If you or someone in your family is showing these signs, schedule an appointment at our office. We can diagnose the problem and begin treatment to save your teeth and give you back a healthy mouth!