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3 Warning Signs of Gum Disease

Perio disease is silent and is often chronic and painless and people can suffer for many years totally oblivious of the significant damage the disease is doing in their mouth.

If you think you may have gum disease, here is what to look for:

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1 – BLEEDING GUMS

The most common and overlooked early warning sign which the majority of people ignore. Many people confuse themselves thinking the bleeding is being caused by brushing their teeth too hard. The truth is that you would have to brush extremely hard to cause healthy gum tissues to bleed. If you are considering changing your toothbrush on advice from your dentist Boots have a range of toothbrushes where you will find one to suit your needs.

2 – BAD BREATH

We all experience bad breath at some point but it may be a warning sign of gum disease. Millions of bacteria get trapped between the crevice of the gum and the jawbone. Flossing will help control the bacteria and bad breath.

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3 – RED AND SWOLLEN AND/OR RECEDING GUMS

This is a sign of gum disease and it can be an indication that your gums are finding it difficult to heal properly and are struggling to cope with the high levels of bacteria – this can also lead to sensitivity of the gums.

If you experience any of these symptoms make an appointment with you dentist here at Ikon Dental Suite immediately who will advise you on how to manage and eradicate gum disease, otherwise you may end up by loosing your teeth by this silent but destructive disease.

You can also visit the NHS website for further information and advice.

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