Gum Disease: Do You Have It? By summer on February 10, 2014

If you only have a mild case of gum disease, it may be more difficult to detect it. For those who have healthy gums, they are firm and pink, dont bleed easily and they fit securely around your teeth. A mild case of gingivitis can end up causing:

  • Gums that are swollen, red and tender

  • Gums that easily bleed when you floss or brush

For those who have a more severe case of gum disease, the symptoms tend to be more noticeable, such as:

  • Foul smelling breath that will not go away

  • Gums that have pulled away from your teeth

  • Pus emitting from your gums

  • Teeth that are loose

  • Changes in how your teeth are fitting together whenever you bite down

In our next post we'll tell you aboutDiagnosing Gum Disease

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