Bad Breath or Something More?

At one time or another, we have all been guilty of it. Instead of choosing your usual plain bagel, you opt for the onion and accept the bad breath that is sure to follow. You pop a couple of mints or brush your teeth an extra time, and the odor subsides. But when bad breath will not cease, a more serious problem may be to blame.

Gum Disease, also known as Periodontal disease, is a growing problem in modern America. Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. The space between the tooth and the gum line begins to widen due to the infection, allowing pockets to form and collect debris. As the pockets continue to fill with debris, the infection grows worse and the gap continues to widen, oftentimes leading to tooth loss.

Some symptoms of Periodontal disease can include:

  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Red, swollen, tender gums
  • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • Persistent bad breath or bad taste
  • Permanent teeth that are loose or separating
  • Any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • Any change in the fit of partial dentures

It is possible, however, to have periodontal disease and have no warning signs or symptoms. Therefore, it is vital to visit the Dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings to ensure your dental health is not in jeopardy. Schedule an appointment with your local Dentist in the True Care Discount, Dental Network today to ensure your oral health.

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