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TULSA, OK, April 24, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Gum infections are a very common issue. Fortunately, the Tulsa dentists at Perfect Smile Tulsa know that gum infections can be easily treated as long as they are detected early on.
Gum infections can take on a variety of forms, and thus can cause a variety of symptoms. The symptom that most patients will notice first is that their gums bleed easily while they brush or floss their teeth. This bleeding can also occur shortly after you brush or floss, and it is a pretty solid indicator that something is not right with your gums.
You may also notice that your gums are red, swollen or even receding. Normal gums are a pinkish color, and red gums are a clear indicator of irritation and disease, usually gingivitis. Swelling and receding can be signs of simple irritation or the progression of gingivitis or gum infection.
Changes in your teeth themselves can also be a symptom of gum infection, explain the Tulsa teeth whitening experts at Perfect Smile Tulsa. Watch out for teeth that are sensitive to hot or cold, feel painful while eating or are loose. While these can be signs of other dental issues, they can also indicate a gum infection.
Poor oral hygiene is considered the primary cause of gum infections, but nearly a third of Americans are genetically predisposed towards developing gum disease.
"You can reduce your risk, even if you are in the higher risk population, by scheduling regular dental cleanings with our Tulsa dentists and by maintaining a high level of oral hygiene," says Marianne Davis, Director of Marketing for Perfect Smile Tulsa.
Learn more or schedule an appointment at http://www.perfectsmiletulsa.com.
About Perfect Smile Tulsa:
Perfect Smile Tulsa is a private practice, locally owned and operated since 1984. For all of their patients who walk through their door, their professional staff ensures they get a personalized experience catering to their comfort and needs.
To learn more about their practice and wide range of services, head to http://www.perfectsmileTulsa.com.
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