Maintaining healthy gums through proper at-home care and regular dental visits is an important step in preventing gum diseases like gingivitis, which can threaten your teeth and lead to serious health complications.
Understanding the role that gums play in your overall oral health can help you establish positive habits and an effective hygiene routine. That’s why we’re such strong believers in patient education, and that’s why we recommend taking a proactive approach to gum care.
During teeth cleanings at our dental clinic in Scarborough we remove plaque buildup around the gum line as meticulously and gently as possible. Left untreated, plaque can lead to tartar and then more serious problems such as gum infection and bone loss. Gum disease can range from gingivitis, a relatively mild condition that may go unnoticed, to a more serious condition called Periodontitis, which requires professional dental treatment and may lead to tooth loss.
Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease
- Swollen gums
- Receding gums
- Bad breath
- Bleeding that occurs easily from brushing or flossing
- Excessively sensitive teeth
With regular dental checkups and a proper at-home routine, you can reduce the chances of gum disease in your mouth. For help maintaining the health of your teeth and gums, contact us today to schedule an appointment. Our dental clinic is easily accessible on Ellesmere Rd. in Scarborough and maintains convenient hours to ensure our patients have ready access to care.