Why You Hear A Lot About Gingivitis
Can you trust advertising media? You will want to when the topic of gingivitis is mentioned.
Toothpaste or mouthwash commercials often toss the word around. Gingivitis is worth your attention because it’s the most common form of periodontal (gum) disease.
Millions of people, like you, deal with this earliest phase of gum disease. Worse, you might not know it’s attacking your teeth and gums.
But we’re about to change that by giving you the scoop.
Cause and effect
Your gum health is essential to your dental health and your overall health. Gum disease can be irreversible when it reaches the periodontitis stage.
Neglect or poor oral health care starts your downward spiral. Plaque and tartar are to blame.
This sticky substance forms and hardens on your tooth surfaces. The major issue is that it harbors harmful oral bacteria.
Thriving bacteria feed on the acids left behind on your teeth. The result is tooth and gum tissue damage.
Your gums become irritated. Untreated they can become infected, lead to more aggressive gum issues, and ultimately tooth loss.
Want some good news? Gingivitis is treatable in its early stages.
It’s vital that you keep your teeth and gums clean and free from plaque and tartar build up. Brushing, flossing, and routine dental care are your power-trio.
It’s also necessary to call in the professionals. Teeth cleanings and dental examinations handle what at-home care cannot, especially when plaque and tartar have hardened on your tooth surfaces.
Signs and solutions
Gingivitis leaves clues. Your symptoms are a timely reminder to seek treatment.
Look for swollen, red, or bleeding gums. And notice any color changes in your gum tissue – pink to bright red.
Schedule a dental examination when you spot these signs. We will diagnose the condition of your gums and inform you about a treatment plan to stop the spread of gingivitis.
Contact your Roswell dentist about any concerns you have about your gum tissue. Schedule a dental examination and teeth cleaning to improve your oral health and help prevent tooth loss.