My dentist said I have gum disease and I am only twenty! I thought that only elderly people get gum disease. Is that not true?
Anyone can get gum disease (periodontal disease) at any age. Some of the common signs that you may be a candidate are bleeding gums, bad breath, or a red, puffy look to your gums. If you have any of these symptoms, see your dentist as soon as possible.
So what can you do to avoid gum disease? First and foremost, daily brushing and flossing are essential to maintaining the health of your gums. Second, making sure that you have an adequate amount of vitamin C is important – at least 500 mg/day. Stress can also contribute to periodontal problems. Making sure that you follow the tenets of a healthy lifestyle, i.e. proper rest, diet, excellent home dental care, and exercise will help you to maintain your overall health – including that of your gums!
Your Pike Creek dentist can help! Call Dr. Mark C. Gladnick and his dedicated, experienced team to start gum disease treatment.