Your gums are an extremely important part of your dental health. And if your gums are not ship shape, they will let you know with the easy-to-see red flags below:
- Gum Redness, or Puffiness: These are usually signs of inflammation and are an early indicator of gum disease.
- Receding Gums: Gum Recession happens when the gum tissue wears away, exposing more of the tooth-root. Some time the receding gums will expose dark marks on the teeth which usually calculus. Receding gums can be caused by gum disease, but it can also happen from hard brushing or tooth grinding.
- Bleeding Gums: Gum Bleeding is never normal and it is sign of gum injury. It can be either due to gum disease or hard brushing.
Gum disease is preventable and can be easily cured. Left untreated it can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer. If you see or feel any signs of Gum Inflammation it is important to contact Dr. Daniel Kaufman and our team at Tooronga Family Dentistry to have it examined.