Danger Zone! 5 Signs Of Gum Disease For Manheim

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Here’s the bad news for Leola residents: Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a major cause of tooth loss among adults. And here’s the good news: This problem is easy to treat if it is caught in the early stages.

So, what should Lancaster, Hershey, and Elizabethtown dental patients be looking for?

1. Gums that bleed very easily

2. Gums that appear tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed

3. Your bite changes or your teeth suddenly don’t seem to fit together

4. Gums that are pulling away from the teeth

5. A bad taste in the mouth or chronic bad breath

Hopefully, you are not experiencing any of these things. If you are not removing plaque between your teeth, however, your gums are at risk. Brushing alone is not enough – make sure you floss daily.

Regular check-ups with your Hershey, Manheim, or Lancaster area dentist is another essential weapon in the fight against gum disease.

I’m Dr. Ed White of White Family Dental. My practice serves the Hershey, Manheim, and Lancaster areas. We take pride in caring for our patients and want them to have a healthy and attractive smile. Many of our patients wonder if a smile makeover is right for them. If you’d like to know, schedule an appointment and we’ll take a look!

Our practice specializes in:

Cosmetic dentistry
Sedation dentistry
Root canals
Invisalign clear braces

Contact us at 717-367-1336 and a member of our caring and professional staff can schedule a consultation and answer any questions you might have about veneers, cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, and more.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Dr. Ed White
White Family Dental
100 Continental Dr
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://dentistry.about.com/od/toothmouthconditions/a/gum_warnings.htm, accessed on July 25, 2013