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Seven Signs to Check If You Have Gum Disease

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feb2Gum disease is an extremely destructive condition that can lead to tooth loss. If you think you might have gum disease, please visit Apple Dental as soon as you can. Signs to look out for include:

  1. Gums that bleed when you brush or floss
  2. Your gums may look red or could be swollen and tender to touch
  3. Noticing a persistently nasty taste in your mouth
  4. Having permanently bad breath
  5. Your teeth may look longer than before as the gums recede
  6. One or more teeth may begin to feel loose
  7. Your teeth may begin to bite together slightly differently

One of the real problems with gum disease is that the early signs are easy to overlook and it is sometimes called the “silent disease.” This is why we thoroughly recommend six monthly checkups and professional cleanings. Even though you may think there is nothing wrong, our dentist can detect the very earliest signs of gum disease, at which stage it is usually completely curable.

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