Do you have bleeding after flossing, or do your gums simply bleed on their own? If so, this may be one of the 9 Signs of Gum Disease.
If you take a moment and think of your gum tissue as if it was the skin on your hand - and if your hands bled every time you washed them, then you would suspect something was wrong. The same is true with bleeding gums.
But there are other signs of gum disease as well which include: red, swollen or tender gums; sores in your mouth; gums that have pulled away from the teeth; persistent bad breath; pus between the teeth and gums (leaving bad breath); loose or separating teeth; a change in the way the teeth fit together; and a change in the fit of partial dentures.
A hygiene dental appointment is one way to stay on top of these issues, or prevent them entirely by having their early signs diagnosed.
Our regular hygiene appointments at StarBrite Dental include a gum evaluation to test for gum disease. If you are due for your hygiene appointment, don't wait until you have a problem that could lead to an extensive dental treatment, schedule now by calling the office at (301) 770-1070 .
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