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Periodontics in Placentia, CA

Periodontics | Palm Family Dentistry | Jaymie D. Coria DDS | Placentia, CA 92870
Gum disease is an infection of the gums -- the tissues that support your teeth. The first stage of gum disease is called gingivitis, and warning signs include red, tender gums and seriously bad breath (halitosis). As the disease progresses into periodontitis, it becomes much more severe, with receding gums, pus and tooth loss.

The catch is that gum disease is often painless. You may not know you have it until you have some serious damage. Be on the lookout for these warning signs:

  • Bleeding gums when you brush or floss
  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • Receding gums
  • Pus between the teeth and gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Loose permanent teeth
  • Changes in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • Changes in the fit of partial dentures or a dental bridge

It's really simple to prevent gum disease. Proper oral hygiene is a good start -- brush regularly, floss everyday and don't procrastinate with your bi-annual dental checkups.  With regular dental visits and a healthy diet, you certainly won't need to ignore any gum disease and you can keep the red with fruits and that great-looking dress.


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