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If you’ve ever visited a dentist, you probably understand that there are a few things you could do to keep your teeth healthy and strong. For instance, you probably know that brushing and flossing is important. If you don’t keep your teeth clean, you might ultimately have gum disease. Fortunately, gum disease is easier to treat if you identify the problem early—and there are several signs you can watch for.

For instance, gum disease can actually lead to a number of fairly serious problems. In fact, if you have unaddressed gum disease, the tissue that holds your teeth in place can be affected, which might ultimately lead to tooth loss. If you have gum disease, you could also have bad breath, bleeding and sensitive gums, and pain when you bite down. However, gum disease can be fairly easy to reverse. In fact, our team can actually address gum disease simply be cleaning your teeth well at the office. Sadly, gum disease can actually be difficult to recognize on your own, which is one reason we recommend scheduling regular appointments with our team. You might also be able to fight off gum disease if you keep your teeth clean at home.

If you’re interested in learning more about dealing with gum disease in Tustin, California, please don’t hesitate to give OC Advanced Periodontics a call at 714-730-7877. Our dentist, Dr. Patrick L. Huston, DDS, MSD, and our team will be happy to inspect your pearly whites and give you specific advice. We look forward to receiving your all soon.