At Seven Star Dental, we are concerned about the state of your oral health. We want our patients to feel empowered to know and understand when something doesn’t feel right with their oral health. We know that it can be concerning when you experience a problem with your oral health. One common issue that patients experience is bleeding gums. We all experience bleeding gums from time to time. It is especially common if a large piece of food becomes trapped between the teeth, irritating the gums. If it occurs regularly, your bleeding gums can be an indication that there is something wrong with your oral health. Some possible causes of bleeding gums include:
Aside from Valentine’s Day, there is another special reason we love February — it’s Gum Disease Awareness Month. This is important because it is a time when we can make our patients aware of the prevalence of the disease and the effects it can have on their oral health if left untreated. Did you know that approximately half of the American adult population is affected by gum disease? This means that you or a friend or family member has been or will be affected at some point. It is important to know how to prevent this disease and the warning signs. Read on to learn more.