Here is some important news for Eagle River residents: Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a major cause of tooth loss among adults. Fortunately, this problem is easy to treat if it is caught in the early stages.

So, what should Southern Alaska, Wasilla, and Anchorage dental patients be looking for?

1. Gums that bleed very easily

2. Gums that appear tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed

3. Your bite changes or your teeth suddenly don’t seem to fit together

4. Gums that are pulling away from the teeth

5. A bad taste in the mouth or chronic bad breath

Hopefully, you are not experiencing any of these things. If you are not removing plaque between your teeth, however, your gums are at risk. Brushing alone is not enough – make sure you floss daily.

Regular checkups with your Wasilla, Palmer, or Southern Alaska area dentist is another essential weapon in the fight against gum disease.

I’m Dr. Kirk Johnson of Excellence In Dentistry. My Anchorage practice serves the Wasilla, Palmer, and Southern Alaska areas. We take pride in caring for our patients and want them to have a healthy and attractive smile. Many of our patients wonder if a smile makeover is right for them. If you’d like to know, schedule an appointment and we’ll take a look!

Our practice offers:
Dental implants
Porcelain veneers
Invisalign invisible braces
Dental Crowns

Contact us at (907) 349-0022 and a member of our caring staff can schedule a consultation and answer any questions you might have about TMJ treatment, sedation dentistry, teeth whitening, and more.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Dr. Kirk Johnson
Excellence In Dentistry
1000 Omalley Rd, Ste 101
Anchorage, Alaska
(907) 349-0022
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The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://dentistry.about.com/od/toothmouthconditions/a/gum_warnings.htm, accessed on July 25, 2013