What You Need to Know About Gum Disease

What You Need to Know About Gum Disease

Gum disease is no joke.

Gum disease is no joke. Keeping your mouth safe requires a commitment to improving your oral health. Learn all you can about gum disease. Talk to your dentist and ask them what you can do about every time you go in for a cleaning. While there is no way to reverse the effects of gum disease, there are ways to keep it under control.


Controlling plaque is your best defense against developing gum disease. If you don’t do this, then you will begin to experience unpleasant side effects. Some other causes include poor oral hygiene, changes in hormones, too much smoking, illness, certain medications, your personal family history, and that age-old enemy, stress. 


There are several symptoms that make it clear that you are suffering from gum disease. Redness, swelling, and tenderness are three signs. Some others include bleeding, gum recession, larger gaps or pockets between your teeth and your gums, pain when chewing, your teeth starting to come loose, or the teeth changing position when you least expect it. 

Health Effects

You might think that gum disease only affects your mouth. Sadly, that is a common misconception. It could lead to developing diabetes, arthritis, kidney disease, and even certain forms of cancer. All in all, avoiding gum disease altogether is good for you. 


What are some of the ways to prevent gum disease? That is the burning question. Make sure you brush your teeth every day. Even if you dislike it, you will also need to use some floss. Visiting your dentist also helps you improve your dental and oral health. After all, regular cleanings and deep cleanings will help you feel better and give you an idea of how healthy your teeth, gums, tongue, and mouth are. Find ways to reduce your stress levels. Too much stress can ruin your mood, your health, and by extension, your relationships. Balance your diet and get as many nutrients as you can. If you smoke or use tobacco, find a way to quit your habit. Your gums will thank you. 


Whether it’s a regular check-up you need or a tooth extracted, Annapolis Dental Care has the expertise and compassion to work with you on improving your oral health. Your comfort and health are our top priorities, and so we go above and beyond to make our patients happy and give them the highest quality care. To set up an appointment today, please give us a call at 410-571-5014 or visit us online. For more oral health tips for you and your family follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube! We are always looking for new patients, so if you live in Arnold, Annapolis, or Anne Arundel County, MD, come on down!

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