Gum Quiz: Is Something Wrong?

quizwoodblueDo you know how to differentiate between when something is wrong with your gum health and when you’re dealing with a cosmetic concern? Are you certain about gum disease symptoms, what to look for, and when to give us a call? First, your Temecula dentist wants to remind you that we are always happy to schedule a visit for you if something looks or feels wrong. As for the specifics regarding your gum health – see how much you know with an explanatory quiz.

Quiz Questions: True or False?

  1. True or False: It is entirely normal for your gums to change color – if you notice they are not their usual light pink, you can just ignore the problem because it will eventually return to normal.
  2. True or False: If your gums are puffy, this can only be a sign of gingivitis.
  3. True or False: Your Temecula dentist explains that when you experience your gums pulling away from your teeth, you will just need to brush more vigorously to make them lie flat again.

Quiz Answers

  1. False. When your gum tissue changes color, it is a sign that something is not quite right with your gum health. Your Temecula dentist suggests that you come in for a dental checkup, as it may be a sign of gum disease.
  2. False. Puffy gums can occur due to a variety of reasons. First, recognize that if your gums have always appeared puffy or seem to cover too much of your dental tissue, you may have been born with what we consider an excess of tissue – something we can address with cosmetic care. When inflammation arises and is a new concern, it can point to problems like gingivitis.
  3. False. Vigorous brushing may actually cause gum recession. Gum disease may cause this, too. Come in to see us, so we may improve your oral health before recession leads to problems like tooth loss.

Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associate Offices Serves a Community Near You!

Our dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry techniques. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.