This message from Hale Parker Dentistry in Ladera is about gum disease.
Everyone’s mouth provides a cozy home for over 600 types of bacteria. If you are devoted to oral hygiene and have healthy gums, these microbes usually don’t influence your health. However, if you have gum disease, bacteria can enter your bloodstream through your gums and cause issues.
The first sign of gingivitis is swollen, sore gums.
Gingivitis is the term for Stage 1 gum disease. At Hales Parker Dentistry, we routinely discover gingivitis in patients who are not even aware that they have it.
It is important for people to understand that it is not normal for gums to bleed when they are brushed or flossed. Sore, swollen, or bleeding gums are a tip off that something is out of order.
Are you due for your six month checkup at Hales Parker Dentistry in Ladera? We treat gum disease, and conditions like TMJ/TMD. We also have a wide range of general and family dentistry services. Schedule an appointment with us today!
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