How To Know If You Have Gingivitis
Are you pretty sure you don't have gingivitis, but you haven't been to the dentist in a while? You may be right about the health of your gums, but you could also have gingivitis and not show any symptoms at all.
That's one reason regular checkups are so important, so you can catch gum disease before you have any perceptible effects. Some symptoms to look out for when they do show are:
- Swollen gums
- Soft puffy gums
- Receding gums
- Occasionally tender gums
- Gums that bleed when flossing or brushing
- A change in gum color from pink to red
- Persistent bad taste in your mouth
- Loose teeth
- And persistent bad breath.
If you notice any irregularities or sensitivities in the health of your gums, don't wait until your next checkup – make an appointment with a dental professional right away.