Many people around the world today suffer from some stage of gum disease, and many are not even aware of it. This may have a lot to do with the lack of education we have received about this ‘silent epidemic’.

It would be helpful if you knew some of the symptoms of gingivitis but you should be aware that you may or may not display symptoms and you could still have periodontal disease.

Alone any one of these symptoms may not mean anything, in combination, the chances increase that you are dealing with this disease. However, if you believe in statistics the majority of people are suffering from periodontal disease right now and as mentioned before: many do not know it.

So what are some of the warning signs?

1. Halitosis – A fancy term for bad breath.

2. Redness of The Gum Tissue – For Caucasians the gum tissue should be a healthy pink.

3. Swelling – If you notice than an area of your gum line is swollen, you should probably get checked at the dentist’s office. Infection is something that you don’t want to mess around with.

4. Bleeding Gums = Bad! This is the classic sign of gum disease. This may occur when you brush or floss your teeth. If you see blood at these times, there is a very high probability that you have a gum disease or gingivitis problem.

5. Receding Gums – This can not only be caused by gum disease but also by brushing too hard

6. Loose Teeth – If you have loose teeth your gum disease is either advanced or approaching the advanced stage. Teeth should be firm.

7. Shifting Teeth or The Appearance of Gaps – This is similar to loose teeth.

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David Snape is the author of the book: What You Should Know about Gum Disease – Available with Amazon or any major book seller under ISBN: 978-0981485508. You can also get the digitial version of his book at the GingivitisKiller website. (look for the secret link at the bottom of the page on the GingivitisKiller site to get a nice discount) or ask David questions at the ToBeInformed website.

David has also written a weight loss guide entitled: Weight Loss: A Simple Guide for Losing Weight and Keeping it Off. It is available at the Weight Loss Simple Plan website.

Be advised this article is for information purposes only and does not intend to offer diagnosis or treatment advice. If you have or think you might have gum disease or any other type of health problem, visit your periodontist or physician for advice, diagnosis and treatment.

Disclaimer: This article is for information purposes. It does not intend to provide advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you have or think you have an oral health problem, visit a periodontist for advice, diagnosis and treatment. The USFDA has not evaluated any statements about products in this article.

Source by David Snape