Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in America. February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, and we didn’t want to let it pass with sharing a few tips for you and your loved ones.

First, you can help prevent gum disease by brushing twice daily, flossing daily, and getting professional dental cleanings a few times each year.

Second, you should seek help at the first signs of a periodontal problem. Healthy gums are pink and firm. Infected gums are red, swollen, and bleed when you brush or floss.

Third, we can help if you do have gum disease. We offer periodontal treatments to restore your oral health. Call Hawthorne Smile Spa at 310-982-4895 or schedule online for an appointment.