Did you know that roughly half of all Americans are living with gum disease? This bacterial infection of the gums, often caused or aggravated by poor dental hygiene, is easily preventable, but many people miss the early signs.
In honor of Gum Disease Awareness Month, we wanted to help you understand the common signs of gum disease so you know what to look for. Take a look at this infographic below to learn more.
And remember: Flossing once a day is effective at preventing gum disease — and so are routine dental checkups and cleanings!
At Hillcrest Dental Care, these regular appointments allow us to look for signs of dental complications so we can catch them early. And if you should fall victim to gum disease, we’re able to eradicate infection with gentle deep cleaning procedures.
For extraordinary dental care in Waco, TX, call Hillcrest Dental Care at 254-400-2868. We look forward to helping you improve the health of your smile!