Preventing gingivitis

No, it’s not from eating too much gingerbread at holiday season. Gingivitis happens 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.

If gingivitis is not treated, infection can invade connective tissue and even work its way into the bone. Untreated gingivitis can develop into periodontal disease. Although gingivitis is considered a type of periodontal disease, it is mild and can be treated with a deep cleaning. During the deep cleaning your Jacksonville dentist will thoroughly clean your teeth, gums, and tooth roots. Our first line of defense against gingivitis, however, is our oral health at home and taking steps to prevent gingivitis.

Steps for gingivitis prevention:

  • 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!


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Smiles by Shields
3940 San Jose Park Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32217