Maybe you have heard warnings about gingivitis from dental product commercials. Do you know what it really is? Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease caused by the build-up of plaque. The good news about this stage is that it is the easiest to treat!
Symptoms of gingivitis include red, swollen and tender gums. You may also notice some bleeding when brushing your teeth. Gum disease can also cause your gums to recede, giving an elongated look to your teeth.
Prevent gum disease by keeping up with good oral hygiene habits. Professional cleanings are also important for the plaque that has built up and hardened. For a dental cleaning appointment in Maple, contact us at Maple Family Dentistry today!