Some people may not know how to spot the signs of oral disease. While some individuals believe that they will know when something is wrong with their mouth because they are experiencing pain, they may be incorrect. Tooth decay can be occurring right under their noses without them even realizing it, which is why it's important to know the signs other than pain.
Dental Health Magazine states that gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease, rarely comes with any pain at all. Other signs of this condition are red and swollen gums. The gums are supposed to be pink if they are healthy, so people should regularly examine their gums to make sure that they are the right color. If they look red, there may be a problem.
Also, while some people think that a little bleeding while brushing is normal, especially if they are not feeling any pain, it's not. Bleeding is a sign of tooth decay or gum disease, which is why people should head to the dentist if they are experiencing bleeding.
The American Dental Association urges people to go the the dentist twice a year. This is because not only can a dentist offer a professional cleaning, they can also spot the early signs of dental problems.
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