Here is some important news for San Francisco residents: Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a major cause of tooth loss among adults. Fortunately, this problem is easy to treat if it is caught in the early stages.
So, what should Half Moon Bay, San Mateo, and Daly City 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 checkups with your San Mateo, Pacifica, or Half Moon Bay area dentist are another essential weapon in the fight against gum disease.
I’m Dr. Hovden of Kenneth Hovden DDS. My Daly City practice serves the San Mateo, Pacifica, and Half Moon Bay areas. We take pride in caring for our patients and want them to have healthy and attractive smiles. 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 offers:
Sleep apnea and snoring treatment
Contact us at 650-755-6000 and a member of our 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. Kenneth Hovden
Kenneth Hovden DDS
901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
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