The Gingivitis Rundown: Essentials To Remember! 

If gingivitis isn’t something you can exactly rattle off lots of facts about, in terms of keeping your smile very healthy, then now is probably a very good time to allow our Cleveland, TX team to help you take care of that! Why, you wonder? Well, just like other issues, such as tooth decay, that may seem almost harmless at first glance, we remind you that all stages of gum disease pose quite a threat! When you’re educated on these topics and are fully prepared to protect your smile, there’s nothing to worry about. So, let’s make sure you know just what to do (and why).

You Want To Do Your Best To Prevent It

When you think about gingivitis, the number one thing to keep in mind is that you really should do what it takes to avoid it. Why do you want to do all that you can to prevent this from happening to your gums, you wonder? Well, here’s the quick story: This is the inflammation that starts off what will develop into more and more severe versions of gum disease. It’s reversible but it can also progress. However, it’s also preventable. Stopping it from happening at all means you don’t require any additional care, you don’t deal with any side effects, etc. You just have a healthy smile! It’s also very easy to do (brush, floss, visit us).

Remember: You May Or May Not Spot It!

You may notice that gums look puffy, red, purple, etc. Or, you may not see any signs. Come in to see our team for your routine checkups and we will detect it (Hint: Keep up with that professional preventive care!).

If Gum Disease Develops, Stop It Fast (With Us)

Patients rarely equate gingivitis with tooth loss. Though it may seem a serious stretch, the truth is that the consequences of ignoring it, allowing it to turn into full blown gum disease, and then leaving it unmanaged can become quite devastating. Rather than allowing the disease to take over your gum health (and to then progress to the point that it will take the life of your connective tissue, ligaments, and even damage your jaw), we encourage you to remember that preventing it (or treating it early) is a very easy and effective way to protect your smile completely! While it may not seem like gingivitis is something to worry about, it is certainly something to address immediately, so you may enjoy quickly getting back to your best oral health and beautiful, functional smile!

Avoid Or Treat Gingivitis With Ease

Remember that stopping gingivitis from happening or treating it the moment inflammation occurs is very easy to accomplish, when you’re under our care. Keep your preventive dental visits scheduled with us for success! Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland and all surrounding communities.