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Do you floss and brush your pearly whites twice a day every day? Have you ever wondered if there’s anything else you can do to keep your smile healthy and strong? If so, we suggest scheduling regular checkups with our dental team as soon as you can. During these bi-annual checkups, we’ll gladly examine your teeth for dental issues you might not be able to notice on your own—such as gum disease.

Of course, there are a number of symptoms you can look for from home. Bleeding gums are a very common symptom you should be aware of. While you’ve probably heard that you should expect gums to bleed when they’re cleaned, you shouldn’t. Bleeding gums might actually be an indication of brushing too hard or with a frayed toothbrush. Your gums could also bleed if you have started flossing recently, but this bleeding should stop after a few weeks. If your gums are bleeding for any other reason, we suggest contacting our us quickly.

If you are suffering from gum disease, you could have to deal with problems like chronic bad breath and tender or sensitive gums. If left untreated, gum disease might also lead to shifting teeth and tooth loss. If you’re worried that you have gum disease, there are several steps you could might consider taking. If your gum disease isn’t too serious, you may actually be able to address it from home simply by flossing and brushing your pearly whites as well as you should. If your gum disease is slightly more severe, you should visit our dental team so we can examine your gums and give you specific advice.

If you would like to learn more about coping with gum disease in Bryan, Texas, please feel free to contact Johnson Dentistry at 979-774-7500. Our dentist, Dr. John A. Johnson Jr., and our entire team will gladly give you personalized advice and help you keep your teeth healthy and strong. We’re excited to meet with you.