The main cause of gum disease is plaque left on your teeth and gums that cause infection. This is almost always due to bad hygiene habits. Failure to routinely brush your teeth and keep your mouth clear of plaque can lead to infection in the gums and eventually develops into gum disease. Brushing twice each day and flossing regularly is a good way to keep your mouth free of plaque and your gums free of disease.
Symptoms of gum disease can include:
- Bad breath.
- Swelling of gums.
- Bleeding gums or gums that bleed when you brush your teeth.
- Loss of teeth.
- Toothaches or tender gums.
If you feel you may be suffering from gum disease, call Vale Family Dental today. Our team is happy to answer any questions you might have or to schedule your next appointment!