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Signs and Prevention


Warning signs of gum disease:

Healthy gums are the foundation for healthy teeth and are light pink in colour.

A person with gum disease might notice:

  • Gums bleeding during brushing.
  • Swollen, red or tender gums.
  • Longer teeth due to gum recession.
  • Loose teeth.
  • Change is position of teeth.
  • Change in the way your teeth fit when you bite.
  • Bad breath or bad taste.

What can I do to prevent gum disease?

Brushing and flossing twice a day along with visiting your dentist and hygienist regularly can help prevent gum disease from developing.

The major benefits of gum health are:

  • The prevention of bleeding gums and tooth sensitivity.
  • The prevention of bad breath.
  • Being able to smile with confidence.
  • Being able to keep your teeth for the rest of your life.