Gingivitis is one of the most common forms of gum disease
Gingivitis is generally painless even though the gums surrounding your teeth are inflamed. Your gums will become swollen, red, and will bleed very easily when you brush your teeth or floss.
If not treated, it can lead to periodontitis. As gingivitis can progress without any symptoms or pain, it is vital to schedule regular dental visits.
Red & bleeding gums are red flags!
Here is a list of things to look out for as they could be signs of gingivitis!
- Gums that bleed when you brush or floss your teeth
- Tender, red, or swollen gums
- Gums that can be pulled away from your teeth
- Teeth that become loose
- Bad Breath that won’t go away
- Pus that forms between the gum and the tooth
- Changes in the way you bite due to the teeth moving or separating
- If you have partial dentures and they do not fit properly anymore
How to prevent gingivitis – bad breath and premature tooth loss
Brush & Floss – Brush & Floss!!! Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing on a daily basis will help to prevent Gingivitis
Schedule REGULAR dental exams so that the dental hygienist can inspect your gums properly. Get your teeth cleaned every 3 to 6 months so that the plaque can be removed in the places that your toothbrush can’t reach!
Tusk dental provides gentle dental care
Schedule an appointment today and prevent gingivitis from turning into periodontitis! Save yourself from constant bad breath and premature tooth loss. You will also save yourself money by scheduling regular dental exams as dental surgery costs more than dental exams. We are a premiere dental agency servicing the Auckland area with compassionate care and reasonable prices.
Why wait another day? Contact Tusk Dental and let us help you keep that beautiful smile healthy!