February is Gum Disease Awareness Month. In honor of that, we are sharing four things that everyone should know about periodontal disease.

That includes knowing you can visit our office in Sand Springs, OK to protect your smile.

1. You Need to Brush and Floss

Brushing your teeth should be part of your daily oral care routine. Yet, it’s not the best way to clean between your teeth or in the spaces between your teeth and gums. Flossing is necessary to remove plaque, harmful bacteria, and food particles from those harder-to-reach areas.

2. You May Have a Gum Infection Now

According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly half of all adults 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease. Over the course of a lifetime, conservative estimates are that 70 percent of Americans will develop gum disease.

3. You Should Know the Symptoms

We won’t list every gum disease symptom, but here are some of the most common:

  • Red, swollen gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Constant bad breath
  • Receeding gums
  • Loose teeth

4. You Can Treat It

At LakeCrest Dental, you can get gum disease treatment. Contact us right away if you are concerned that you may have a periodontal problem. You also can call LakeCrest Dental today at 918-205-4386 or schedule online for preventive care in Sand Springs, OK.