Danger Zone! Five Signs of Gum Disease

The older you are, the greater the risk of developing gum disease. But even among young and middle-age adults, gum disease is a primary cause of tooth loss. The dentists at Allen Park Dental Care remind you that an ounce of prevention of worth a pound of cure.

Gum disease is 100% preventable. That’s important to remember, so it bears repeating: gum disease is 100% preventable. A good oral health routine that includes brushing and flossing and regular cleanings and checkups make all the difference.

Warning signs of gum disease include:

  • Gums that bleed often
  • Gums that appear tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed
  • Your bite changes or your teeth suddenly don’t seem to fit together
  • Gums that are loosening from the teeth
  • A bad taste in the mouth or chronic bad breath

At Allen Park Dental Care, we encourage twice-a-year cleanings and checkups in our office, as well as fluoride treatments. With your home routine, they go a long way toward protecting you and your loved ones from gum disease, tooth decay or loss, and other serious dental issues. We also practice family dentistry, and offer cosmetic dentistry procedures like teeth whitening. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Szalai & Szalai DDS – Allen Park Dental Care:


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5329 Allen Rd
Allen Park, Michigan