Are you concerned about your gums bleeding when you floss? Are you thinking “does this warrant a call to my dentist?”. Bleeding gums can be a sign of gingivitis (the early stage of gum disease). If it is left untreated it can progress into periodontitis (the more advanced stage of gum disease). These more advanced stages of gum disease can mean permanent tissue damage or tooth loss. The sooner this disease is caught, the earlier it can be treated or reversed! Remember, frequent visits to your dentist can help get your oral health back on track. Even if your gums are not bleeding when you floss, you should plan to see your dentist every six months.
For your next dental appointment in Maple, contact us at Maple Family Dentistry today!