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You probably know that brushing and flossing are important if you’re hoping to keep your smile healthy and strong. Similarly, you may know that you should schedule an appointment with our team once every six months. However, did you know that doing these things may not always be enough to help you avoid gum disease? To make matter worse, did you know that gum disease can be difficult to recognize from home?

Luckily, our team will be able to help you identify these issues, which is one reason we recommend scheduling two appointments with us every year. You see, when you eat, plaque can form around your teeth. If this plaque isn’t removed, it may harden into tartar. Sadly, you won’t be able to remove tartar from your teeth at home without damaging your pearly whites. To make matters worse, if you have tartar, you’ll be more likely to have gum disease.

Even though gum disease may be difficult to recognize, there are a few things you can watch for. For instance, swollen, bleeding, or tender gums can all lead to gum disease. Unfortunately, if you have any of these issues, you could have gum disease—which may be more advanced than you would expect. Furthermore, if gum disease isn’t treated, you could eventually need to have your tooth extracted.

Do you have more questions about dealing with gum disease in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania? Are you worried about the health of your teeth? Would you simply like to schedule a time to meet with our dentist, Dr. Truong Nguyen? If so, we invite you to give Always Dental Care a call at 484.392.7687. We’ll be happy to inspect your pearly whites and offer you individualized advice. We look forward to meeting with you.