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Do you clean your teeth every day? Do you schedule appointments with us once every six months? Do you ever wonder if you could be doing anything else to keep your teeth healthy? Did you know that you should also schedule regular appointments with our team? During these appointments, we’ll inspect your pearly whites for issues you might struggle to recognize the issues by yourself—including gum disease.

Naturally, there are a number of things you should be aware of. Bleeding gums are one common symptom you should know about. While you might have heard that your gums to bleed when clean your teeth, they actually shouldn’t. However, please note that gum disease isn’t the only cause of bleeding gums. Bleeding gums may be a result of brushing too hard. If your gums bleed after you brush softer or buy a softer brush, please contact our team.

If you have bleeding gums, you could have to cope with problems like frequent bad breath and tender and sensitive gums. Unaddressed gum disease could also lead to issues such as shifting teeth and tooth loss. If you’re concerned that you have gum disease, there are a number of things you could consider doing. If your gum disease isn’t too serious, you might have it reversed on your own by cleaning your teeth thoroughly. If your gum disease is more severe, you could need a professional cleaning.

If you’d like to learn more about the care you can receive from our team, or about how you can deal with gum disease in Houston, Texas, please feel free to contact James A. Johnson, DDS at 713.988.0536. Our dentist, Dr. James Johnson, and our team will be happy to inspect your teeth and give you personalized advice. We’re excited to meet with you.