Fairhope, AL Dentistry All about Gingivitis
Typically, when someone has gingivitis, they aren’t even aware of it! The reason is that usually gingivitis is not painful. Healthy gums are pink in color, but if you have gingivitis, your gums are red, puffy, and will bleed very easily when you brush and floss. Those that smoke, don’t practice good oral hygiene, or have diabetes are at a greater risk of developing gingivitis. Dentists recommend attending regular dental visits at least twice a year for cleanings. When you go to regular hygiene visits, the hygienist removes plaque that could potentially turn into calculus, which is built up plaque that is hardened over time and irritates the gum line. This could potentially cause gingivitis.
Gingivitis can be treated or reversed if it is caught in time. Treating your gingivitis will prevent further periodontal problems. It is best that you start with getting an in depth cleaning with the hygienist at the dental office. At Sweet Water Dentistry, we are currently offering a $59.99 new patient cleaning special, so don’t miss out! Call us today!