The symptoms of gingivitis include red, swollen gums that bleed when flossing or brushing teeth. This condition can usually be easily improved by adopting new hygiene habits.
Periodontitis is an advanced stage of gum disease affecting the gums and bone that support the teeth. The health of these structures is fundamental to maintaining your teeth in good health.
Did you know that these diseases affect more than 75% of adults? They are now clearly linked to cardiovascular diseases, some lung diseases, diabetes and some premature births.
Gum and bone diseases can seriously affect your overall health condition. Unfortunately, they are often overlooked; they are usually pain-free and warning signs are not always obvious to the affected individuals.
At Centre dentaire et d’implantologie Nathalie Socqué, we take utmost care of your oral health to protect your overall health condition.
Halitosis is more commonly known as bad breath.
This problem is caused by several factors, including poor oral hygiene, dental problems, medical problems, dry mouth, and poor lifestyle or eating habits.
For more information, here is an interesting article on bad breath provided by the Ordre des hygiénistes dentaires du Québec (OHDQ).
Is it normal for my gums to bleed when I floss my teeth?
Bleeding occurs when mechanical pressure is applied to gums that are affected by inflammation caused by the growth of bacteria on the teeth and gums. To prevent bleeding, brushing and flossing the teeth “disturbs” the proliferation of microbes.
In any case, the bleeding of gums is abnormal and is a symptom of gum disease. This is why an oral health follow-up visit with your dentist every six months is recommended to monitor the condition of your gums. Follow-ups will be closer in the case of gum or bone disease, or depending on the severity of the disease.
It is best not to let the disease progress, because treatment may become more complex and the disease may even cause serious problems to your overall health condition.