Here’s the bad news for Richmond 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 Wyndham, Bon Air, and Midlothian 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 check-ups with your Bon Air, Powhatan, or Wyndham area dentist are another essential weapon in the fight against gum disease.
We’re Dr. J. Scott & Dr. Pranee White. Our practice, White & White, serves the Bon Air, Powhatan, and Wyndham areas. We take pride in caring for our patients and want them to have a healthy and attractive smile. 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!
Our practice specializes in:
Invisalign clear braces
Contact us at 804-302-5592 and a member of our calm and relaxing 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. J. Scott & Pranee White
White & White
1690 Huguenot Rd
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