Bleeding Gums: What it Tells You About Your Health

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Do you ever wonder if there’s anything else you could do to keep your teeth healthy and strong? If so, you may know that brushing and flossing your pearly whites is extremely important, but would you be surprised to hear that bleeding gums can actually be an indicator of fairly serious issues, including gum disease?

For instance, have you heard that several people have gum disease without realizing it? This can be especially problematic because there are actually several stages of gum disease. The first stage, known as gingivitis, can usually be identified by signs like red and irritated gums. If you spot either of these issues, we suggest scheduling an appointment with us as soon as you can since gingivitis can become more serious if it isn’t addressed quickly.

Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to prevent gum disease and gingivitis. As you might already know, gum disease might be caused by insufficient oral hygiene. Cleaning your pearly whites thoroughly might be enough to reverse gingivitis. If the state of your mouth is more serious, there are various treatments Dr. Sam Markzar can recommend.

If you’d like to learn more about dealing with gum disease in Beverly Hills, California, please feel free to contact Beverly Hills Periodontal Arts and Implants by calling 310-360-7570. Our dentist, Dr. Sam Markzar, and our team will examine your teeth and give you specific advice. We’re excited to hear from you!