Dentist in Los Angeles gives advice on How to know if you have gum disease

Q: How do I know if I have gum disease?

A: Some of the identifying factors for gum disease include loose teeth, “long” teeth (where your gums have pulled back, making your teeth appear longer) and bleeding gums. The American Academy of Periodontology offers a self-assessment tool that can help you determine what your risk is. Early detection is critical to avoiding serious and costly dental problems.

Of course, the best way to check on the health of your teeth and gums is a visit to your local dentist. And don’t forget that gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease, is completely reversible!

Dr. Natalie Khadavi sees patients in the Los Angeles area. Visit our website or give us a call at (310) 482-3971 for more information about how we can provide you and your family with healthy smiles that last a lifetime.

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