September is National Gum Care Month, and your gums are a pretty big deal when it comes to your health. Not only does it affect your physical health, but having a beautiful smile improves your self-confidence. 

Did you know that Periondontal Disease is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults? 

We want to educate everyone about gum disease and how it not only affects your mouth, but also your overall health. Poor gum care can cause Gingivitis or Periodontal Disease. 

Things to look for if you believe you have infected gums or a bacterial Infection: 

  • Your gums might feel tender when you brush or eat 
  • Your gums may bleed when you brush your teeth 
  • They may also appear red or swollen in certain spots 
  • Mouth sores that are not healing 
  • You may notice a sour taste in your mouth 
  • You will notice that your gums are pulling away from your teeth 

Taking Care of your Gums 

Gingivitis is easy to get, but easy to prevent.  Keep a regular routine on your dental care by brushing and flossing twice a day and using a good mouthwash.  Eat well-balanced meals with following proper nutrition guidelines and lastly, keep your regularly scheduled appointments with your dentist, as they can catch issues before they become a problem.