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Are you tired of your gums bleeding when you brush or floss your teeth? Did you know these could be signs of gum disease? Well, it’s true! Gum disease is serious and can cause tooth loss and even bone loss, which is why our team here at Ninth Street Dental in Durham, North Carolina, is happy to provide you with this information on reversing your gum disease.

When it comes time to treat gum disease, the first step is to see your dentist, Dr. Shirin Mashhoon as soon as possible. Your dentist is trained to spot gum disease and remove the tartar caused from plaque that causes gum disease. The sooner it is seen the better it can be to treat and overcome before it becomes too serious. There are some conditions where if gum disease is in an advanced stage, other procedures are needed to treat it such as laser treatment, scaling, and root planing.

If you find yourself with gum disease, there are a few tips and tricks you can do to help you and your dentist fight this disease. These tips and tricks include keeping up with your oral care. If you brush for at least two minutes a day, twice a day you can rid yourself of plaque and bacteria feeding your gum disease. Flossing is also vital because it will clean along your gum line and between your teeth. A bacteria fighting mouthwash will also help keep your mouth as clean as possible.

If you think you might have gum disease or want to come in for a dental checkup, then call us today at 919-286-9090 to schedule an appointment. Our kind and professional staff are eager to help you and your smile stay gum-disease free.