Signs & Symptoms of Gingivitis

heritageFlossing is a part of the dental routine that seems to be most difficult to adapt to. For those that don’t find flossing to be beneficial, an increase in risks like cavities, infection and gingivitis, happens. These all seem like quick fixes; a filling and a trip to the dentist office aren’t all that bad. However, the truth is that these issues that seem so small create issues that stunt your oral health for quite some time, Gingivitis being one of the more crucial problems that can happen.

What is gingivitis?

Plain and simple, gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums and more importantly, the first stage of gum disease. Luckily, this stage of gum disease is the easiest to treat, so the sooner it’s caught the better. During this stage, damage that is done can still be reversed, however, the longer that you leave gingivitis untreated, the more permanent the damage that can happen becomes.

What are signs & symptoms?

The most noticeable symptoms will include red, swollen and tender gums. With gingivitis, this doesn’t only happen when teeth have been worked on or cleaned too rough, these signs will be visible constantly. Another sign that people see frequently are gums that are bleeding

In order to best minimize the chances of developing gingivitis, the best advice that we can give is following a dental care routine that thoroughly cleans your teeth and gums. For more information on dental hygiene tips, visit Heritage Dental. Our team of dental assistants and dentists will be more than happy to work with you on creating a plan of action for a healthy smile. Call to schedule an appointment today.

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