Are you constantly self-conscious of the smell of your breath? Do you find yourself repeatedly reaching for a breath mint because you know your breath is less than ideal? Bad breath is something that we all experience from time to time. For most of us, we typically experience bad breath after certain foods and drinks. Once you thoroughly brush and floss your teeth, the odor is usually gone. If you find yourself experiencing bad breath on a regular basis, your mouth may be giving you a warning about a problem with your oral health.
Do you find that after you brush and floss your teeth the water is pink or red when you rinse? This is a sign that you are experiencing bleeding gums. Bleeding gums can happen from something as simple as food stuck between your teeth. However, if you experience bleeding gums frequently, it may be an indication that there is a problem with your oral health.
While many of our patients are focused on love and celebrating Valentine’s Day, at Northridge Dental Group, we are focused on Gum Disease Awareness Month. February is recognized as Gum Disease Awareness Month in an effort to make the public aware of the prevalence of the disease and the lasting effects that it can cause if left untreated. Also commonly known as periodontal disease, gum disease affects more than half of American adults and often remains undetected when regular dental care is not received.
Happy 2023! We hope that you had a wonderful holiday season enjoying time with the people you love. The start of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on the past and think about what you would like to accomplish during the next year. We want our patients to think about the state of their oral health. When was the last time you visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? Did we recommend a treatment during your last visit, but you have been putting off scheduling the appointment? The start of a new year is the best time to schedule any necessary appointments. We want to help you prevent any dental emergencies or issues. Read on to learn more.