Dr. Shah on Gum Disease

How to identify gum disease?

One of the earliest signs of gum disease is bleeding from your gums while brushing or flossing. 

My gums bleed when I brush and floss.

Bleeding from your gums when you brush and floss is one of the earliest signs of gum disease. Consult with your dentist’s office about bleeding from gums. 

Is Listerine good for gum disease?

Listerene helps with fresh breath and displacing food particles away from your teeth. It does not treat or prevent gum diseases.

What are the dangers of gum disease?

  1. You can loose your teeth as the virulent bacteria eats away the bone that anchors your teeth. 
  2. The bacteria from the gum disease can cause heart disease and make you more susceptible to stroke.
  3. Gum disease makes it harder to maintain your blood sugar levels.
  4. Recent studies have linked presence of gum disease to having a higher incidence of Alzeihmer’s disease.

What causes gum disease?

Poor oral hygiene and genetics usually causes gum disease. Regular dental check ups and cleaning at your dentist helps prevent gum disease.