September is the month that the dental community focuses on increasing the awareness about gum health and periodontal disease! With the fast pace that we all live under, many people are too busy to even recognize the first warning signs of gingivitis, the early stage of periodontal disease. Early recognition and action are the most important steps to healthy gums, and ultimately a healthy body as well. Studies are published every year linking oral health, including the gums, to the health of other areas of the body, such as your heart. Since one of the most important steps to improving the care of your gums is recognizing the warning signs, check out the following list:
> Gums that appear red or swollen
> Gums that feel tender
> Gums that bleed easily (during brushing or flossing)
> Gums recede or pull away from the teeth
> Persistent bad breath
> Loose teeth
> Any change in the way the teeth come together in the biting position
If you happen to notice any of these signs or if you are in need of a dental appointment, call our office at 918-455-0123!
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Now that summer is fading into fall, we always find it interesting to find out how our patients spent the summer! Whether you visited our nation's capital, went on a camping trip, or just stayed around our great state of Oklahoma and relaxed, we really want to know how you spent this summer. Sharing your experiences or ideas can help spark others in their future adventures or vacations! So please take the time and share your summertime plans here or on our FB page!