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You may already know that gum disease is fairly common and that you should have it addressed as quickly as you can. Still, did you know that almost half of all Americans have some form of gum disease? In reality, we recommend having gum disease addressed as quickly as possible because gum disease can become more severe if left unaddressed.

Sadly, gum disease can lead to a number of problems, including tooth loss. Fortunately, if gum disease is addressed quickly, it’s actually fairly easy to cure. You may even be able to address gum disease from your own home. You might be able to reverse gum disease by brushing and flossing your pearly whites thoroughly. There are several symptoms you might want to watch for, including bad breath, swollen, tender and red gums, sensitive teeth, and receding gum lines. You might also experience pain and tenderness when you chew.

Still, it’s important that you set up regular checkups with our team. We usually suggest visiting our office every six weeks. These visits are vital because many individuals have gum disease without knowing it. We can also give you unique advice on keeping your mouth healthy.

If you’re interested in hearing more about avoiding gum disease in West Los Angeles, California, please call Farshid Ariz D.M.D. at 310-826-3399. Our dentist, Dr. Farshid Ariz, and our team gladly assess your teeth and gums and offer you specific dental advice. We look forward to meeting with you.