It's National Gum Care Month

National Gum Care Month is very important in a nation where 47.2% of adults over 30 (or 67 million people) suffer from gum disease. Considering the prevalence of this condition and how difficult it can be to spot before it progresses, it is important to visit your dentist regularly for dental checkups. 

What Is Periodontal Disease?

Gingivitis and periodontitis are the two most commonly diagnosed types of gum disease. They are both caused by bacterial infections in the gums. 

Gingivitis is a less severe form of gum disease that is characterized by gum inflammation and bleeding. If left untreated, it progresses to periodontitis and can even cause tooth loss.

What Difference Does Detecting Gum Disease at an Early Stage Make?

For us, the primary reason for always ensuring our patients have healthy gums is that periodontitis is the leading cause of tooth loss, an outcome we aim to prevent. 

If you notice any signs like gum bleeding, if you have mouth sores, experience gum discomfort, or have a bad taste in your mouth, we recommend you visit the dentist. Prompt dental treatment can help prevent gingivitis from advancing to periodontitis and causing complications.

The Importance of Maintaining Good Oral Health

Gum disease is preventable with proper oral care and a healthy diet. If you've had gingivitis or periodontitis in the past, the dentist may advise you to use extra dental hygiene tools or include extra steps in your routine. 

Regular dental visits for cleanings and checkups are also essential for maintaining good gum and oral health. You should visit the dentist at least twice a year to eliminate plaque buildup and identify early signs of gum disease. 

Maintaining good oral health will also benefit your overall health as gum disease is associated with a number of general health conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. 

Dr. David Powell, DDS, at All Care Dentistry offers advanced treatment for gum disease to help you lead a better life with no dental issues. For more details or to schedule an appointment, call us at (801) 266-1414 or book on our website. You can also find us at 6065 S Fashion Blvd # 275, Murray, Salt Lake City, UT 84107. 

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