Are you experiencing swollen or puffy gums? Do your gums bleed each time you brush your teeth? Maybe even experiencing bad breath or your gums are changing color? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may be one of the many people that suffer from gingivitis. Gingivitis is simply a form of gum disease. It is imperative that you get checked for gingivitis because if you let it carry on for too long, it can develop into more serious periodontal issues as well as the loss of your teeth. Gingivitis is very common and is easily prevented by good oral hygiene and by visiting your dental health care professional regularly. Dr. Phillip Greer of Sweet Water Dentistry in Fairhope, AL is the dentist you need to call!
Most people that have gingivitis are not even aware that they have it! This is because most of the time, gingivitis is not painful. Typically, healthy gum tissue is pink and is firm. If you have gingivitis, your gums will be puffy and red, and will also bleed very easily with brushing and flossing. You are at a greater risk of developing gingivitis if you smoke, have diabetes, are older in age, or don't practice good oral hygiene. It is recommended by dentists to attend regular dental check ups at least twice a year. When you go to regular dental visits, the hygienist will help remove plaque that could potentially turn into calculus and irritate the gum line.
If you catch it in time, gingivitis can be reversed. and the problems it causes. Treated gingivitis will prevent further gum diseases and bone or tooth loss. Typically, you will need to start with getting a deep periodontal cleaning with the hygienist at the dental office. At Sweet Water Dentistry, we are offering a $59.99 new patient cleaning special, so don't miss out! Call us today!
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