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Do Your Gums Bleed When You Floss? Do You Floss?

woman at dentist getting a check up

Did you know that almost 3 out of 4 people in the US have a mild to advanced form of periodontal (gum) disease? What’s worse is that many of them don’t even realize it. If your gums bleed while you floss or you have bad breath, these may be a sign of gum disease. If left untreated, gum disease can quickly grow and threaten your healthy teeth and bone. That’s why it's so important to visit our Bayville Dental Arts team fr your routine check up and cleanings.


During your visit, we look for any signs of gum disease and provide you with effective therapy options. Please contact our Bayville, NJ location today if you have any questions, or if you’re ready to schedule a visit

woman hiding her teeth

Do I Have Periodontal Disease?

Some common gum disease symptoms are:

  • Bleeding gums, especially when brushing or flossing

  • Gum tissue that seems red or swollen

  • A receding gum line (the teeth will appear longer over time)

  • Bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth


If you notice any of these problems, please schedule an appointment with us today. The earlier we can start treating this condition, the better the results will be for your oral health and overall well-being.

How Do You Treat Periodontal Disease?

woman getting a dental exam

​There are several ways to treat gum disease:

  • Deep Cleaning– This in-depth cleaning removes bacteria and plaque from underneath the gum line

  • Soft Tissue Laser Therapy– With our state-of-the-art soft tissue laser, we can treat deep periodontal pockets, promote healthy tissue regeneration and greatly speed up the healing process 

  • Antibiotic Therapy– Antibiotic therapy is often recommended as a supplement to the above two procedures. Antibiotics help kill any remaining infectious pockets of bacteria 

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