gums are the foundation for your teeth, much like the
foundation for your house. Healthy gums provide the
support needed for your teeth to function as they should.
Having unhealthy gums is like having termites in the
foundation of your house. To the untrained eye everything
seems fine, but progressive and often irreversible damage
is being done.
What Are Healthy Gums?
- Are light pink in color (darker for people
with darker complexions)
- Are stippled, much like the surface of an
- Are not tender or swollen
- Don't bleed when brushing or flossing
Healthy Gums Don't Bleed
Gum disease (Periodontitis)
is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. It
is known as a "silent" disease because it
is rarely painful, especially in the early stages. Bleeding
Gums is often the first warning sign most people
have of Gum Disease.
A Healthy Heart Starts with a Healthy Smile
||Gum Disease can kill more than just your smile!
Recent research has identified a link between Gum
Disease and Heart Disease, and other health
problems. The bacteria associated with Gum Disease
can enter your bloodstream and threaten your overall
Making Your Gums Healthy
Patients with Gum Disease often require specialized
Gum Treatment. Visit your
dentist to find out what is appropriate for your particular
Keeping Your Gums Healthy
Prevention and Early Detection are your best defenses
against Gum Disease.
- Brush and floss daily.
- Visit your dentist regularly.
- Follow your dentist's instructions for any special
needs you may have.