Warning signs of gum disease include:
- Gums that bleed often
- Gums that appear tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed
- Your bite changes or your teeth suddenly donâ€™t seem to fit together
- Gums that are loosening from the teeth
- A bad taste in the mouth or chronicÂ bad breath
The main cause of gum disease is plaque, so taking good care of your teeth is essential. By itself, brushing is not enough. Make sure you floss every day. Twice a day is better. Your routine should also include a checkup and cleaning by dental professionals every six months.
At Jim Erpenbach DDS in Knoxville, we provide gum disease treatment. Other services include family dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today!
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