TRUTH 1: Gum Problems Are Common
If you’re concerned about possible gum issues, you’re not alone. Millions of adults have some type of gum problem, yet many of us are unaware.
TRUTH 2: It is Not Just One Thing
The term “gum problems”, or, in more medical terms, “Periodontitis”, does not just refer to one condition, symptom or treatment. It refers to a whole series of symptoms and stages, from mild symptoms of red and swollen gums, and more obvious signals like bleeding gums, to more serious issues like Periodontitis, where gums recede and pockets form. If ignored, the situation can result in more serious damage that destroys teeth, gums and tissue.
TRUTH 3: It Is Preventable
The good news is that this progression, from the lighter symptoms of irritated, inflamed gums to the more serious formation of pockets, doesn’t happen overnight. At each new stage of progression, there is a chance to improve your gum health, and protect and preserve your teeth. The fact is that good dental care leads to healthy gums.
TRUTH 4: You Should Not Ignore The Symptoms
It is important to know what the symptoms are, and it is even more important to not ignore them. The more aware we are of the earliest signs of gum troubles, the sooner we can address them and improve our oral health regimen to get back to a healthier, fresher mouth. If your gums are bleeding and you continue to ignore the signs, you may eventually start losing your teeth.