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Early Treatment is Essential for Reversing the Damage of Gum Disease
Posted on 3/23/2018 by Andrew Weber
Treating gum disease early on is the key to preventing more serious health problems in the future. The reversible part of gum disease is called Gingivitis, catching it early and treating the signs, stops the progression before it hits your bones that border your teeth.
Here are the signs and symptoms of gingivitis that can be reversed and that you would want to look for.
Reversible Signs and Symptoms of Gingivitis
Here are some common signs that gingivitis is already present in your mouth.
Really swollen gums that appear red. Pink gums are healthy.
If your gums bleed while you brush or floss.
Bad taste in mouth or really bad breath.
A lot of tartar on your teeth.
Sensitivity to hot or cold substances.
If you smoke and you're showing signs of gingivitis, it may be a good idea to quit. Smoking increases the chance to develop gum infections, and smoking decreases the chances of healing quicker.
How You, Yourself Can Reverse Gingivitis
Practicing great oral hygiene can and will reverse the gum disease and stop it from coming back. Brushing your teeth thoroughly twice a day with a soft-bristle toothbrush's and flossing at least once a day is the key to remove the plaque off of your teeth.
If you have an old toothbrush, it is a good idea to get it replaced. When the bristles start to get old and wear down, they don't clean as thoroughly as new ones do.
How We Can Reverse Gingivitis
Getting routine checkups are always great for your teeth and gums. We check for decay and for early signs of gum disease. We can also remove the buildup of tartar that you won't be able to do so on your own.
We urge you to call us if you see any signs of gingivitis in your mouth, we can determine how bad your condition is and help you plan a treatment course that stops it from getting worse. Please don't wait, call us now!
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