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Gingivitis is a common gum disease that causes redness, swelling and irritation of the gums around the base of your teeth. Gums that hurt or bleed when you brush or floss is another sign of gingivitis. The most common cause is a buildup of bacterial plaque around and between the teeth.
If you’re having these symptoms, give Platinum Dental Care in West Jordan a call. We can help you restore a healthy smile!
How is gingivitis treated?
Gingivitis is treated by having the plaque buildup which is causing the infection removed in the dental office. Left untreated, gingivitis can eventually lead to more serious problems like tooth decay or tooth and bone loss, so having it treated as soon as symptoms appear is important. Periodontitis is a more severe case of gingivitis, or gum disease. Once it has reached this point, you could lose your entire jaw.
How do I prevent
The best treatment for gingivitis is prevention!
- Brush your teeth for two minutes at least twice a day
- Use an anti-plaque toothpaste
- Floss every day
- Use an electric toothbrush – your dentist can recommend one for you
- Use an antiseptic mouthwash regularly
- Have regular dental checkups
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