What Do You Know About Gum Disease?

What do you know about gum disease? While you probably know a few facts, would you be surprised to learn that there are many inaccurate rumors about the condition? To help you separate fact from fiction, we’re happy to discuss a few facts about gum disease.

For instance, have you ever heard that its normal for your gums to bleed while you’re flossing? In reality, if your gums are bleeding you could already be suffering with gum disease—and it could lead to more serious problems. You see, when your gums are inflamed, bacteria and germs can enter your bloodstream through your mouth and eventually spread throughout your body. If this happens, you could be in danger of heart disease, arthritis, and stroke.

However, if you think your safe from this issue, would you be surprised to learn that many Americans suffer from gum disease? Similarly, if you think you’re safe because you don’t notice anything wrong with your smile, please know that gum disease can be very difficult to detect. Sadly, gum disease can be difficult to detect. We recommend visiting Dr. Dr. J. Lee Sharp and Dr. Quinn Martin once every six months for a checkup. Our team at Smiles Dental will be able to detect gum disease and help you address the issue.

If you are interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 541.673.3552 soon. We look forward to hearing from you!