Family Dental Group
4021 Miller Road, Flint, MI 48507

Three signs of gum disease to beware of

Three signs of gum disease to beware of

Chances are you've heard your dentist tell you a million times about how important it is to brush, floss and rinse with mouthwash twice a day in order to protect your mouth. However, these practices are about more than fighting off cavities and keeping your teeth pearly and white – good oral hygiene is also vital for preventing the development of gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis.

If you're worried about the health of your teeth, keeping up with dental care habits is a must. You should also be on the lookout for these signs of gum disease.

1. Loose teeth
Have you noticed that one or two of your teeth seem a little loose lately? Do you have an entire row of chompers that seem to have shifted in the last couple of weeks? Then you might be dealing with a case of gum disease. As this condition weakens the bones and gums, it can leave your teeth feeling much looser than they ought to be.

2. Bad breath
Everyone has an embarrassing moment when they realize their breath is smelling less than spectacular every once in awhile. And while a quick rinse with mouthwash can usually do the trick, you might be dealing with the onset of gum disease if you've been suffering from frequent halitosis lately. Bad breath is sometimes caused by bacteria and germs building up around your teeth and gums due to gum disease.

3. Sensitive gums
When you go into the bathroom to floss and brush in the morning and night, do you notice that your gums are more sensitive than usual? If there are signs of irritation such as redness, inflammation or even bleeding on your gums, these can be signs that you're not doing enough to take care of your teeth on a regular basis.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Every thing was very good
Elzie G.
No waiting. Lady who cleaned my teeth was great and did a great job on my teeth. They wanted to schedule me for another procedure and I was given a quote so I knew what to expect. Very good […]
Glenna W.
My first impression of this office was wonderful. The whole practice was clean and the entire staff is exceptional. The patient flow from starts to finish was easy, comfortable, and wait time did not […]
Cayla H.
Very good experience. This office takes care of our whole family. I highly recommend Family Dental!
Glkm3045
Everyone is helpful and friendly but mostly because I don’t wait long
Susan B.
Shannan, my hygienist, is very thorough. She is attentive and makes my visit a good experience.
Penny V.
Dr. Madany has seen my 3 & 4 year old several times, and was fantastic! My 3 year old injured her mouth, late in the evening, and he saw her right away. Can’t say enough good about his.
Tess R.
I was in and out even before my scheduled appointment time!
Michael C.
I have been going to Dr. Madany for 5 years and have never had a bad experience he is great as is everyone who works there! Excellent customer service!
Kimberly S.
The hygienist and hygienist assistant were so sweet and caring to my 5 year old daughter. She is very shy and also nervous at the dentist and they both really went above and beyond to make her feel […]
Zofia R.
The staff was really nice & professional, and the Dr was professional.
Mortisa M.
I have been attending Family Dental Group for many years…..probably 20 or more years…..they are the BEST in friendliness…..caring …..and professional….I can not imagine going anywhere else […]
Garnet E.
Friendly, and concerned about your health
Nancy C.
Decided to change dentist for my 15yr old son and super pleased i did over all seems like the best decision i made got an appointment right away fixed the problem he had been having in half hr that […]
Elizabeth W.
Dental hygienist Angie did an awesome job on my teeth! Very thorough! The best cleaning I’ve had at this location.
Sharon K.
Everyone is professional, and helpful, and Dr. Madany is an excellent dentist. I feel I’m in good hands.
Dominic F.
I have seen Cheryl for years. She is friendly and thorough at cleaning
Marie O.
Efficient professional service by skilled personnel. Dr. Butcher, Shannon and Colleen are the best.
Gary P.
The service and care that everyone there showed me really was amazing. Dr.White was great and helpful. Very understanding careful. Crystal was incredibly important to my visit. Her upbeat attitude […]
Andrico M.
Everyone was very friendly and welcoming!
Ronda M.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (810) 515-8952
Our Location