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Gingivitis is a common gum disease that is caused by the buildup of bacterial plaque around and between teeth. Gums that are red, swollen or irritated are signs of this disease. If you have these symptoms, or if your gums hurt and bleed when you brush or floss, give us a call today. Our caring professionals at Platinum Dental Care in St. George can restore your healthy smile.
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How is gingivitis treated?
Gingivitis is treated by removing the plaque buildup which is causing the infection. Having it treated as soon as symptoms appear is important because if it is left untreated, gingivitis can lead to more serious problems like tooth decay or tooth and bone loss.
Prevention is the best treatment. If you are brushing and flossing regularly, you most likely will not encounter gum diseases like gingivitis. If you are showing symptoms, seek medical attention immediately! We are here for you!
How can I prevent
Developing good oral hygiene habits can help you prevent gingivitis.
- Brush your teeth for two minutes at least twice a day
- Use an anti-plaque toothpaste
- Use an electric toothbrush – your dentist can recommend one for you
- Floss daily
- Use an antiseptic mouthwash regularly
- Schedule regular dental checkups
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