Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that can lead to redness, swelling and bleeding of the gums. It is usually perceived when brushing your teeth and flossing, or when chewing on something hard.
The main cause of gingivitis is the accumulation of plaque, a layer of bacteria that grows on, around and in between the teeth. These bacteria irritate the gums and can cause inflammation, while if left untreated they can cause more serious problems, such as periodontitis.
It is important not to ignore the warning signs because if detected early, gingivitis can easily be treated by your dentist. Therefore, it is important to visit the dentist regularly-we recommend a visit every 6 months-so any diseases of the mouth and teeth can be detected and treated early on.
Of course, maintaining good oral health can reduce the risk of gingivitis. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day, after breakfast and before bedtime, flossing daily and get your teeth cleaned regularly by your dentist.
It is good to know that regular teeth cleaning by your dentist provides the most effective protection for healthy teeth and gums, while it offers you a beautiful smile. At Smalto Dental Clinic, a preventative appointment for cleaning can last 30 to 40 minutes and includes removal of the dental plaque, teeth polishing as well as examination and counselling based on the patient’s needs.
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