If your gums bleed during your brushing/flossing routine there is a good chance you suffer from gum disease. Periodontal disease is a serious dental condition that manifests itself with swollen, red gums, loose teeth and plaque buildup. Gum disease affects more than 80% of American adults and is the leading cause of tooth loss.
Keeping up with your home care routine is paramount to avoiding tooth decay. This means brushing twice a day and flossing regularly.
Avoiding sugary sodas will do wonders to combat tooth decay that leads to gum disease and cavities. Cavities are formed by acidic bacteria which dissolve enamel and forms small holes in the tooth. If untreated, cavities may require a cap or even dental implants.
Research has shown that smiling has an impact on your mental, physical and emotional well-being. Studies indicate that individuals who smile often are more likely to live longer, healthier lives.
If that’s not a reason to visit the dentist than we don’t know what is!