gum disease resolution - Atlanta, GAPeriodontal disease is extremely common in the United States, and many people don’t understand the effects that gum disease can have on the rest of your body. Even those who do not exhibit signs of gum disease can benefit from taking a proactive approach to caring for their gums and mouth. With the new year right around the corner, 2018 is a great time to start taking better care of your gums.  

Signs of Gum Disease

If you are already exhibiting the signs of gum disease, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with a periodontist immediately. Signs of the condition include:  

·         Persistent bad breath
·         Swollen or red gums
·         Bleeding or tender gums
·         Loose or sensitive teeth
·         Painful chewing
·         Teeth that appear longer than normal  

Any or all of these can be signs that you are developing periodontitis, and meeting with a professional can stave off the condition before it gets out of control.  

How Can You Prevent It?

Fortunately, periodontal disease is easy to prevent if you are taking the rights steps to protect your mouth. Your daily habits should include each of the following:  

·         Flossing once a day to remove plaque and food particles that gather between the gum line
·         Brushing at least twice a day, or after every meal if possible, to remove food debris that gets trapped between your gums and teeth
·         Use mouthwash to reduce plaque and ensure that your mouth is extra clean
·         Be aware of risk factors for gum disease including genetics, diet, smoking and age
·         Schedule regular cleanings with a periodontist  

Many patients do these things regularly to keep their teeth healthy. An extra focus on the gums can do more than help you avoid cavities; it can also help you keep your body healthy. Research has shown that there is a link between gum disease and other health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, so keeping your mouth clean is vital.  

Call Us Today

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Codelli at Solid City Smiles in Atlanta, GA today to discuss what you need to get your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy.