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Taking care of your gums is essential to ensure optimum oral health can continue and your teeth have the best chance of thriving for the rest of your life. Even as you age, your teeth can wear down and begin to decay, but there are numerous treatments you can use to ensure your teeth will stay strong. However, it is also important to make sure your gums are healthy and not under the effect of gum disease.

Gum disease often comes with many symptoms. However, it can also come with no symptoms at all as well. Thus, you should still make sure to check and monitor your oral health to determine if infections in your gums are present. If you see characteristic signs of inflammation or swelling, or frequent bleeding of your gums while eating, brushing your teeth, or flossing, it may be a sign of gum disease.

Caring for your smile often begins with noticing the symptoms of gum disease. If you ever noticed pus or sores between your teeth and gums, or you experience painful sensations when eating, it may be linked to underlying conditions such as gum disease. In addition, frequent bouts of halitosis that often go untreated or return even with treatment may be the result of gum disease.

A common symptom of gum disease that often occurs is when you notice your teeth appearing longer than normal. This is typically associated with tooth recession when gums begin to pull back away from your teeth thereby exposing more surface area of a tooth. Tooth recession is commonly associated with an infection of your gums. Other common ailments like tooth recession include loose or separating teeth or extreme tooth sensitivity.

Never give up on your smile or your oral health care until you have visited with our dentist and learned more about gum disease treatments. To book an appointment with Shoals Smile by Design, by contacting us at our dentist office in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Our number is 256-314-0676. Dr. Jamine Rogers and our entire team look forward to your visit.