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Do you feel you have positive oral health? Are you sure of your answer? You may be surprised to know many people do not know the dangers of gum disease and how it can affect your smile when you least expect it.

Gum disease is caused by bacteria and plaque living on your teeth and along your gumline. That is why brushing and flossing your teeth is vital to preventing this disease and also vital to overcoming and reversing it.

Here at Bright Dental Care in Bakersfield, California, we are happy to provide you with signs and symptoms of gum disease, so you can seek treatment right away to reverse gum disease and achieve a healthier smile.

Signs and symptoms of gum disease include:

-Gums that bleed easily
-Persistent bad breath or bad taste in foods and drinks
-Red, swollen, or tender gums
-Gums that seem to pull away from the teeth
-Permanent teeth that feel loose
-A change in your bite

If you have any of these symptoms, please call our office at 661.588.2772, and schedule an appointment with Dr. Yong Eon Park right away. Having good dental care is essential to fighting this disease. There are also cases of gum disease that offer no warning signs or symptoms, which is why having regular dental checkups are vital to keeping up with your oral health.

As you can see, there are many reasons to care for your oral health. By watching out for these symptoms and receiving your oral health dental checkups, you can fight this disease and have a healthier smile. So, call us today and take the first step in taking back your oral health today!