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A 41-year-old member asked:

I brush a lot behind and in front of teeth, but how do i know if i have gum diseases?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
You may not know: Periodontitis will often have no outward symptoms. It's great that you brush a lot, but your brush cannot get into the areas that dental instruments are designed to reach. Let a local dentist examine you and clean your teeth... Then you will know for sure the condition of your teeth and gums. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure...
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Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
Practicing good : Oral hygiene is very important and beneficial to your overall health. Seeing your dentist every six months is also very important to make sure your efforts are paying off. Gum disease can range from mild to severe - once it involves the bone the prognosis is worse. Your dentist or hygienist would be best able to advise you relative to your individual situation. Hope this helps.
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Last updated Feb 11, 2014


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