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.
We don’t know about you, but we are extremely excited that the official start to summer is happening soon. We know that many of you have plans over the next few months to travel, spend time with family and friends, and enjoy everything this season has to offer.
Did we recommend a dental treatment for you or a loved one on your visit, and you have yet to schedule your appointment? We know that life is busy and there is always something to occupy your time. Between obligations with work, family, and friends, there never seems to be a dull moment. No matter how busy you may be, making your oral health a priority is extremely important, not only for the sake of your oral health but also for your overall health. We understand that we may not have recommended a treatment to you during your last visit, but being knowledgeable about the need to receive a recommended treatment in a timely fashion is important. Continue reading to learn more about the importance of not delaying a treatment we recommend.
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.