Gum Disease Treatment Tips To Keep You Smiling

When we look at beautiful smiles, healthy gums send out a message of health and youth. They’re a healthy light pink color, are firm, without swelling, and they snuggly hug your teeth. This can usually be achieved by following an oral regimen and using gum disease treatment techniques if necessary.

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When we look at beautiful smiles, healthy gums send out a message of health and youth, and this can be achieved by following an oral regimen and using gum disease treatment techniques if necessary.

But when oral home care and regular visits to our office are lacking, gum disease can develop. The top seven reasons are listed a bit further down the page. But first, let’s take a look at the two kinds of gum disease…

Gingivitis

  • Gingiva means gums and “itis” means inflammation = gingivitis
  • gum surfaces can appear puffy and deep pink or red
  • sometimes, gums bleed when you brush or floss – even a little bit means gingivitis is present
  • gingivitis in not usually painful
  • it can cause persistent bad taste in your mouth and relentless bad breath
  • caused by an accumulation of plaque bacteria – a naturally occurring sticky film on the teeth and at the gumline