Have you ever spat out blood when brushing your teeth? This is usually the first sign of gum disease. Gum disease can start off pain free, with only a little blood to suggest that it exists, but if ignored it can result in tooth loss and damage to your jaw. Here is the truth behind four myths about gum disease to make you think twice about ignoring blood when you spit.
If you're concerned about bleeding or swollen gums, visit your dentist or periodontist, such as Dr Edmond Lobaza. If gum disease is caught early, it can be easily treated without risking pain and tooth loss.Share
2 January 2015
As a retired dentist, I work with charities which visit developing countries and educate children about dental care. It gives me great satisfaction to revisit these communities and see how proud the children are of their efforts. I am acutely aware that good dental hygiene can help prevent a range of serious conditions when these children become older. I started this blog because it greatly distresses me that many people in Australia do not seem to care for their teeth as much as children in these poor communities. This is happening despite ready access to items like toothbrushes and toothpaste which are luxuries in the places I visit. It is my hope that this blog encourages you not to take dental health for granted. My greatest wish is that you can be as inspired as the children I see in my charity work. Please read on and enjoy.