oral bacteria inflammation warning signs

Red, swollen, or tender gums or other pain in your mouth

Bleeding while brushing, flossing, or eating hard food

Gums that are receding or pulling away from teeth, causing teeth to look longer than before

Loose or separating teeth

Pus between your gums and teeth

Sores in your mouth

Persistent bad breath

A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite

A change in the fit of partial dentures