It's September - NATIONAL GUM CARE MONTH - Gums Keep Your Smile in Place!

Did you know that gingivitis, the early stage of periodontal disease, can be difficult to recognize? That's why September is National Gum Care Month. Many people don’t recognize the warning signs, bleeding and swollen gums, as a precursor to gum disease. Do NOT wait until you experience pain to see the hygienist. If you wait til pain ensues, you may have more major problems. This month, a national campaign is under way to raise awareness about gum health and periodontal disease, and we want to help do our part to spread the word!

Dr. Green can tell you that early recognition and action are the most important steps to health gums, and ultimately a health body, too! Studies are published every year linking oral health, including the gums, to the health of other areas of the body, such as your heart. One of the most important steps to improving the care of your gums is recognizing the warning signs for gum disease. These can include:

If you happen to notice any of these signs, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Green or Melissa, our hygienist. Our team can take proactive steps to prevent gingivitis and gum disease, while showing you how to improve gum care in your daily oral hygiene habits.

Contact Dr. Green and request an appointment online at: www.GaryGreenDentist.com or call 973-228-0252.

Author
Michelle Bivins Michelle Bivins Michelle has been a part of Dr. Gary Green's marketing team for nearly 3 years. With a background in advertising and healthcare marketing, she is a welcome addition to Dr. Green's team. In addition to assisting with the website, Michelle is Dr. Green's publicist writing press releases for the many community outreach activities Dr. Green participates in from the Caldwell Street Fair to his dental seminars at senior centers throughout West Essex county. Many of Dr. Green's outreach activities have been chronicled in the local newspapers. Michelle also writes and sends out electronic newsletters to Dr. Green's patients, the local media and community members. Michelle has established a strong presence for Dr. Green on several social media platforms including facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. With the addition of blogging, Michelle hopes to tackle those questions that patients would like to ask and highlight some of the popular trends in dentistry.

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