Maintain Your Smile: 3 Vital Steps to Detect Early Gum Disease at Home during National Dental Hygiene Month

October is a special month dedicated to dental health awareness, known as National Dental Hygiene Month. 

Keeping our oral health in check is crucial for maintaining a beautiful smile and preventing gum diseases. 

In this blog, we'll discuss three simple yet crucial steps to help you detect early signs of gum disease right at home.

Key Gum Disease Statistics: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have highlighted a concerning fact: almost half of adults over 30 in the U.S. display signs of gum disease. 

Shockingly, nine percent of adults suffer from severe gum disease, also known as periodontal disease.

Gum Check (Spotting signs of gum disease): Early detection is key to managing gum disease. Make it a habit to regularly check your gums for signs such as redness, swelling, bleeding, or tenderness. Any unusual changes should prompt a visit to your dentist for a thorough evaluation.
Breath Check: Persistent bad breath, or halitosis, can sometimes indicate gum disease. If you experience chronic bad breath, despite maintaining good oral hygiene, it's advisable to consult a dental professional to determine the cause and appropriate treatment.
Plaque and Tartar Check: Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that continuously forms on our teeth. If left untreated, plaque hardens into tartar, potentially leading to gum disease. Keep an eye out for a buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth and along the gumline. Regular dental cleanings can help prevent tartar buildup and maintain healthy gums.

For those eager to improve their dental health, we invite you to take part in our 7 Day Healthy Smile Workout Challenge. 

Visit to receive tips and guidance on maintaining a healthy smile. Let's journey together towards prioritizing our dental hygiene and achieving lasting oral health.

During National Dental Hygiene Month, let's embrace a proactive approach to early gum disease detection. By incorporating these simple checks into our daily routine and staying vigilant for concerning signs, we can protect our smiles and overall well-being. Remember, a healthy smile reflects a healthy you!

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