Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums and is a mild type of periodontal disease. It can be a little hard to identify yourself mainly because you don’t necessarily have discomfort with your teeth. However, there are several other signs you should watch for which indicate you may have this type of periodontal gum disease. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, we recommend you visit your local dentist for an exam.
- Bad breath that won’t go away
- Red or swollen gums
- Painful chewing
- Loose teeth
- Sensitive teeth
- Receding gums or longer looking teeth
If you are not experiencing these symptoms, keep in mind that you can help to prevent gingivitis. First and foremost, avoiding periodontal gum disease starts at home with your actions and habits. Being proactive and practicing good personal hygiene in your everyday life is the best place to start.
How to Avoid Gingivitis
- Brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day.
- Floss regularly to remove plaque between your teeth.
- Visit your dentist routinely for checkups and cleaning.
Schedule your appointment for a teeth cleaning today. We have 14 convenient locations for you to choose from. Call 1-844-9smiles or contact us online.