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You may have heard that gum disease is a fairly serious dental problem that you should have addressed as soon as you can. Still, would you be surprised to learn that nearly half of all Americans suffer from gum disease? You should have your gum disease addressed as soon as possibly can. If you don’t, this issue could become much more serious.

As you may have already guessed, gum disease could ultimately result in tooth loss. If you treat gum disease fairly quickly, it’s pretty easy to reverse. In fact, you could even reverse your gum disease on your own, simply by brushing and flossing your teeth thoroughly. Luckily, there are many different things you can watch for, such as chronic bad breath, swollen and tender gums, sensitive teeth, gum recession, and pain when you’re chewing.

However, it’s still important that you schedule regular appointments with us. We generally suggest visiting our office at least twice a year. These visits are extremely important since many people have gum disease and don’t know it. We might also offer you specific advice on keeping your pearly whites as clean as you could.

If you would like to learn more about preventing or treating gum disease in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we invite you to give Periodontal Consultants a call at 215-463-6677. Our dentist, Dr. Ali M Arastu, and our team will gladly inspect your teeth and offer you specific advice. We’re excited to hear from you soon.