January 18, 2016

Along with the start of the New Year, January means National Popcorn Day on the 19th, which means there are more than one nervous periodontist in Eden Prairie, MN. Popcorn is an American snack originally discovered by Native Americans and it has since become a staple snack at movie theaters, baseball games and state fairs. However, those tricky kernels can get caught in your gums and you’ll need an effective oral care routine to remove pesky food particles.

The Warning Signs of Periodontal Disease

Gum disease is extremely difficult to detect in the early stages because it is usually painless and subtle. To help catch the disease early, here are some of the warning signs of periodontal disease:

  • Loose teeth
  • Swelling in the gum line
  • Redness or tenderness in the gums
  • Visible puss around the teeth and gums
  • Dull and/or sharp pains during eating
  • Excessive sensitivity to temperature

If you’re concerned you may have gum disease, make an appointment with a periodontist in Eden Prairie, MN as soon as possible.

Prevent Gum Disease With These Tips

Gum disease prevention stems from proper and regular oral care. To get yourself started, implement these actions into your normal self-care routines:

  • Floss once a day.
  • Use a mouth rinse once or twice a day.
  • Brush your teeth and tongue at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
  • Avoid tobacco products of all kinds.
  • Schedule regular check ups with your periodontist.
  • Eat a health diet rich in vitamins A and C to encourage strong teeth and healthy gums.
  • Work with your periodontist to devise a personalized oral care plan.

Make Your Appointment Today

If you want more information about how to prevent gum disease, call 952.479.4705 and make an appointment with Dr. Andres R. Sanchez and his experienced team of dental professionals. With a little guidance, you can enjoy National Popcorn Day and a healthy mouth.



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