Gingivitis occurs when bacteria collects at the gum line and causes redness and inflammation. Your team at Smiles by Shields can provide you with vital treatments to guard against gingivitis.
Untreated gingivitis develops into periodontal disease which can lead to tooth loss and the necessity for surgical solutions. Gingivitis itself is easily remedied as long as it’s caught early on. At home, you can prevent gingivitis with a few simple routines:
- Brush teeth at least twice a day or after every meal
- Floss at least once a day to remove food particles from between teeth
- Regular dental visits twice a year
- Regular professional dental cleanings
Even with conscientious brushing and flossing we can still develop problems with gum disease. This is why we’re here to provide professional treatment to aid in the prevention and progress of gum disease. Call us today for your gingivitis prevention consultation!