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
The whole environment was warm and welcoming, the staff seemed genuine and everyone was so nice the wait wasn’t long and they got me in and out within an acceptable time
Zyara W.
Kelly is awesome!
Brian S.
I want a 10
Ruby Y.
Everyone is helpful and friendly but mostly because I don’t wait long
Susan B.
Friendly and efficient staff. Very short wait time.
Kyle Z.
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.
Efficient professional service by skilled personnel. Dr. Butcher, Shannon and Colleen are the best.
Gary P.
Personel, cleanliness.
Linda A.
The staff was really nice & professional, and the Dr was professional.
Mortisa M.
Everyone was very friendly and welcoming!
Ronda M.
Friendly dental care. Shannon and Dr Butcher are the best.
Jason D.
Good
Lisa C.
I have a very bad experience with dentist it’s very hard for me to go to the dentist I have been to a select few since my horrible experience and Dr. White and Crystal are amaizing all the […]
Cassie H.
Shelley Hartley really helped me. I have had some bad experiences at the dentist and she made sure I was comfortable and well taken care of
Macy H.
I find this office to be friendly and professional.
Patrick S.
The staff is always professional and gentle
Patrick S.
Dr. Madany is the best! Patient and caring. Really listened to my concerns and made the whole process smooth!
Courtney C.
Friendly…hygienist and assistant was great
Rusty M.
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.
The people at family dental group always show me that they care and are professional in the dental service they provide for me.
Dexter G.
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
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (810) 515-8952
Our Location