Avoid Tooth Loss In Maple Grove

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Do you know the most common cause of tooth loss among Minneapolis adults?

The answer is gum disease. While this may be startling to Minneapolis, Osseo, and Champlin residents, there is a bright side:

Gum disease is easy to treat if it is detected in the early stages.

Regular check-ups with your Maple Grove dentist are vital, but there are warning signs for gum disease that everyone should be looking for.

1. Gums that bleed very easily

2. Gums that appear tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed

3. A bite that changes suddenly so that your teeth don’t seem to fit together correctly

4. Gums that are pulling away from the teeth

5. A bad taste in the mouth or chronic bad breath

6. Loose or separating teeth

If you are experiencing these symptoms, talk to your dentist today. Avoiding these problems is ideal, but brushing isn’t enough. Since plaque causes gum disease, removing plaque through regular flossing is the key to healthy gums.

My name is Dr. Jamie Sledd and my practice, Arbor Lakes Dental, serves the Champlin, Plymouth MN, and Osseo areas. We take pride in caring for our patients and we want them to have healthy, beautiful smiles that they can be proud of. Many of our patients seek information about smile makeovers. If you’d like to know, schedule an appointment and we’ll take a look!

Our practice specializes in:

Cosmetic dentistry
Dental bridges
Gum disease treatment
Porcelain veneers

Contact us at 763-515-1171 and a member of our fun staff can make an appointment for you. During your consultation, you can meet with Dr. Jamie Sledd about swollen gums, veneers, cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, and more.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Dr. Jamie Sledd
Arbor Lakes Dental
12000 Elm Creek Blvd, Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota
763-515-1171


The following website was used as source material for this blog: http://dentistry.about.com/od/toothmouthconditions/a/gum_warnings.htm, accessed on October 22, 2014