Keep Your Gums Healthy
Your gums are like cushions for your teeth: they surround the teeth in the jaws and help to support them. Looking after your gums is just as important as looking after your teeth. Red and swollen gums that bleed when you brush them could be a sign of gum disease, also known as gingivitis.
Why we need to treat gingivitis?
Treating gingivitis is crucial to maintain optimal oral health. Gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease, causes inflammation and bleeding of the gums. If left untreated, it can progress to more severe forms of periodontal disease, leading to potential tooth loss. Treating gingivitis involves professional dental care, including thorough cleanings to remove plaque and tartar. Additionally, adopting good oral hygiene practices at home is essential.
By addressing gingivitis promptly, you not only prevent further dental complications but also contribute to overall well-being, as gum health is linked to systemic health conditions. Regular dental check-ups and a proactive approach to gum care are key in preserving a healthy and vibrant smile.
When gingivitis is left untreated it can develop further into a type of infection known as periodontitis, which affects the entire area surrounding the tooth. A result of this could be losing your tooth so it’s vital to avoid it.
How is gingivitis treated?
Gingivitis is treated through a combination of professional dental care and good oral hygiene practices. Our dental hygienist will perform a thorough cleaning to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums. Additionally, they may provide guidance on proper brushing and flossing techniques.
Maintaining a consistent oral care routine at home is crucial, including regular brushing, flossing, and using an antiseptic mouthwash. In some cases, our dentist may recommend more frequent professional cleanings. Addressing gingivitis promptly and adopting a proactive approach to oral health helps prevent its progression to more severe forms of gum disease. Regular dental check-ups are essential for monitoring and maintaining optimal gum health.
To keep your mouth in tip-top shape we recommend you come in for regular hygiene appointments and dental check-ups.
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