Gum disease also referred to as periodontal disease, is a common disease that affects your gum tissue. Usually, it affects individuals who have poor oral hygiene habits, but it can also be caused by age, hormonal imbalances, unhealthy habits, and genetics.
For a better understanding of the basics of gum disease, listed below are a few common principles:
-Are you commonly suffering from bad breath (halitosis), which continues to return even after brushing and flossing?
-Do your gums bleed heavily or often while eating or brushing and flossing?
-Are your gums receding away from your teeth, making your teeth look longer than normal?
-Are you taking any medications that have dry mouth as a known side effect?
-Are you taking any hazardous substances, such as drugs or tobacco?
-Are your teeth feeling extra wobbly or out of position?
-Do your gums look unhealthy, including signs of inflammation, excess swelling, or tenderness when touched or used?
-Have you been in to see your dentist lately for an oral examination?
If you are looking to restore the health of your gums, or enhance your smile further, contact Dr. Rai and our team today. We can be reached by calling us at 540-657-0867 to book a reservation to see us at our office in Worcester or Marlborough MA. The time is now to make the change you wish to see in your oral health.