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Gum Disease Disguise

Changing colored leaves, jack-o-lanterns, and cooler temperatures are clear signs that fall is here. Children dressing up in costumes to disguise who they are, walk your neighborhood streets offering a trick and asking for a treat. Admiring the clever disguises that the children wear is a fun tradition in most homes. But, when it comes to our dental health it's important that you clearly know all the signs of gum disease. You do not want to be tricked when it comes to deciding if you have gum disease, or not. Here are the clear signs of gum disease.

In the fall, you notice the leaves turning red. It's fun watching the change of colors. If you're noticing your gums change to red, this is a sign that you might have gum disease. Healthy gums should be firm and pale pink. Bacteria cause inflamed gums, which is known as gingivitis, the early, mild stage of gum disease.

The only thing you want to become puffy at this time of the year is your pumpkin. If your gums begin to become swollen and puffy, this could be an early sign of gum disease.

Do you like the bloody parts of Halloween? If you do, costumes are the only place you should be seeing it. If you're seeing blood in the sink when you spit after brushing, this is an early signal that you may have gum disease.

No matter what time of year it is, nobody likes bad breath. You want everyone's BOO's to smell minty fresh! Bad breath, or having an exceedingly bad taste in your mouth can also be an early sign of gum disease. Plaque buildup on the tongue is usually the culprit to bad breath.

At Amber Hills Dental, we want to treat you to our knowledge of all of your dental concerns. Don't be tricked this season by false signs of gum disease.

Posted on behalf of Amber Hills Dental