National Gum Care Month

National Gum Care Month

September is more than just the beginning of fall; it’s also National Gum Care Month! At Pesavento Dentistry, we’re passionate about helping you achieve optimal oral health and would like to take this opportunity to discuss gum disease. Below, we’ve shared some important information about common symptoms and strategies for prevention.

What Are the Warning Signs of Gum Disease?

It’s estimated that about 2 in 5 adults suffer from some form of gum disease. Therefore, it’s important to be aware of the symptoms of gingivitis and periodontal disease such as:

  • Red, swollen, or sore gums
  • Bleeding when brushing or flossing your teeth
  • Changes in the color of your gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Receding gums
  • Formation of gaps or pockets at your gum line
  • Loose teeth
  • A change in your bite or how your teeth fit together
  • Dentures that no longer fit

Tips for Preventing Gum Disease

Gum disease is serious, but the good news is that it can be prevented with good at-home care and professional dental treatment. Here are some tips that can help you reduce your risk of developing gum disease:


Brush Your Teeth Twice Each Day

Brushing your teeth helps keep harmful bacteria at bay and is essential to maintaining good oral health. You should gently brush your teeth twice each day using a soft-bristle toothbrush.

Floss Your Teeth Daily

Flossing is perhaps the most powerful action you can take to prevent gum disease. Make sure to floss your teeth daily to remove food particles trapped between your teeth and at your gum line.

Schedule a Dental Appointment

Dr. Pesavento and Dr. Gunderson can help you monitor your oral health and spot signs of gum disease early on. Call (815) 395-1711 to schedule an appointment!

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