Here’s the bad news for Denver residents: Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a major cause of tooth loss among adults. And here’s the good news: This problem is easy to treat if it is caught in the early stages.
So, what should Denver, Highlands Ranch, and Lone Tree dental patients be looking for?
1. Gums that bleed very easily
2. Gums that appear tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed
3. Your bite changes or your teeth suddenly don’t seem to fit together
4. Gums that are pulling away from the teeth
5. A bad taste in the mouth or chronic bad breath
Hopefully, you are not experiencing any of these things. If you are not removing plaque between your teeth, however, your gums are at risk. Brushing alone is not enough – make sure you floss daily.
Regular checkups with your Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, or Denver area dentist is another essential weapon in the fight against gum disease.
We’re Dr. Almeida & Dr. Bell of Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center. Our practice serves the Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, and Denver areas. We take pride in caring for our patients and want them to have healthy and attractive smiles. Many of our patients wonder if a smile makeover is right for them. If you’d like to know, schedule an appointment and we’ll take a look!
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Contact us at 303-858-9000 and a member of our warm and welcoming staff can schedule a consultation and answer any questions you might have about veneers, cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, and more.
We hope to hear from you soon!
Drs. Almeida & Bell
Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center
8683 E Lincoln Ave Ste 200
Lone Tree, Colorado
The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://dentistry.about.com/od/toothmouthconditions/a/gum_warnings.htm, accessed on July 25, 2013