American Dental Association Warning Signs of Periodontal Disease…

The best way for a patient to minimize the cost of dental care is to maintain excellent home care by brushing and flossing regularly. This will also extend the life of any dental care you receive. Having regular checkups will also allow us to detect any problems early on and help patients avoid more expensive treatment. Remember that dental care is not expensive. Most extensive and therefore expensive dental care is due to neglect. Don’t allow neglect to get into your pocket book. Be preventive minded. Brush, floss and see your dentist regularly.

Don’t wait until it hurts. Let us help.

Periodontal disease is painless. It affects 75% of the population, and often victims are unaware.

If one or more of these warning signs apply to you, bring it to the attention of your dentist or hygienist.

  • Gums that bleed when you brush your teeth
  • Gums are red, swollen or tender
  • Gums have pulled away (receded) from teeth
  • Pus between teeth and gums when gums are pressed
  • Permanent teeth are loose or separating
  • Change in the way your teeth fit when biting
  • Any change in fit of partial dentures
  • Persistent bad breath

Act now and keep your teeth for a lifetime.