Posted November 20, 2015.

Thanksgiving is here bringing the delicious aromas and excitements of treats and feasts in its wake. However, even with the joys this fall season has to bring it’s easy to let periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, sneak in. This year, don’t let gum disease sneak in your smile.

If you worry you t have gum disease, here are five warning signs you might have it:

1. Constant bad breath
2. Gums that pull away from teeth
3. Loose teeth
4. Pus coming from gums
5. Bleeding gums

Gum disease is caused by germs and bacteria from the plaque in your mouth and on your teeth. The bacteria from the plaque irritate your gums and eventually cause an infection that can lead to damaging results. However, there are things in the home you can do to help prevent and fight against gum disease. Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day can help prevent gum disease.

If you are experiencing any of these signs or symptoms of gum disease, visit your dentist. Your dentist can address any concerns or questions you have pertaining to your oral care. So, call us today and schedule an appointment. Let us give you a healthy smile you can enjoy this festive season.