Have you been noticing something more than saliva and toothpaste going down the drain of your bathroom sink upon brushing your teeth twice a day? Gums which often bleed upon brushing are often caused by far more than simply brushing too vigorously, but are in fact one of the first symptoms of a destructive oral disease which can cause untold damage to gum lines, teeth, and even bones of your jaw without proper care. Fortunately, you adults can prevent harm from coming to their smile simply by visiting their local Asbury Park general dentist
at the state of the art practice of Marc Berley, DMD.
Gum Disease Therapy Asbury Park
Gum disease sounds like a rare occurrence to many of us, but the truth is that currently over 90% of the American population lives with this illness every single day. This is because gum disease begins and is continuously spread by poor oral hygiene. No matter how advanced your at home toothbrush may be, they will still leave deposits behind. Build-up called calculus or tartar can begin to form just twenty minutes after snacks and meals, and cannot be removed without an oral cleaning from a professional hygienist by your trusted Asbury Park general dentist
. The spread of gum disease can also be caused by additional problems such as a genetic predisposition to the disease, and even certain medications.
Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease, and while this stage can cause gum lines to become swollen, irritated, and often bleed upon contact with toothbrushes or ever a piece of fruit, it does not cause permanent damage to your smile. However, without regular cleanings every six months from your local Asbury Park general dentist
, this initial stage of gum disease can quickly spread into periodontitis. Periodontitis can cause loss of gum lines, which as they continue to erode results in lost teeth and even loss of the bone in your jaws. Symptoms of periodontitis include receding gum lines, bad breath, a permanent bad taste in your mouth, gums that appear red or purple in color, loose teeth, changes in bite patterns, and pus that forms in the spaces between the teeth and gum lines. Periodontitis can be effectively treated in its earlier stages through deep cleanings on a regular basis.
The first step to stopping gum disease from harming your smile is by stopping it from ever happening to your through regular appointments with your local Asbury Park general dentist
. Our fully licensed and professionally trained staff at the offices of Marc Berley, DMD have been proudly serving your local community for over 28 years with personalized care powered by advanced technology. With regular cleanings and examinations every six months at the practice of Marc Berley, DMD you can insure a beautiful smile for life.