Knowing the Truth about Gingivitis from                                      Ahwatukee Dentistry       info@sonoranhillsde...
Knowing the Truth about Gingivitis from                                     Ahwatukee Dentistry       info@sonoranhillsden...
Knowing the Truth about Gingivitis from                                      Ahwatukee Dentistry       info@sonoranhillsde...
Knowing the Truth about Gingivitis from                                       Ahwatukee Dentistry       info@sonoranhillsd...
Knowing the Truth about Gingivitis from                                     Ahwatukee Dentistry       info@sonoranhillsden...
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Gingivitis is a mild, yet very common form of periodontal or gum disease that causes redness, swelling and irritation of your gums. Gingivitis can be very trifling that a person having the condition may not be aware of the disease’s presence. When left untreated, gingivitis could go further to an even more severe gum disease – periodontitis and subsequent loss of tooth. It is therefore very important to seriously pay attention to gingivitis and seek prompt treatment from an Ahwatukee Dentist. Daily brushing and flossing together with regular professional dental checkups are good oral health practices that can help put off gingivitis.

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Knowing the truth about gingivitis from ahwatukee dentistry

  1. 1. Knowing the Truth about Gingivitis from Ahwatukee Dentistry info@sonoranhillsdental.com | T 480.785.9191Condition May not be AwareGingivitis is a mild, yet very common form of periodontal or gum diseasethat causes redness, swelling and irritation of your gums. Gingivitis can bevery trifling that a person having the condition may not be aware of thedisease’s presence. When left untreated, gingivitis could go further to aneven more severe gum disease – periodontitis and subsequent loss oftooth. It is therefore very important to seriously pay attention to gingivitisand seek prompt treatment from an Ahwatukee Dentist. Daily brushingand flossing together with regular professional dental checkups are goodoral health practices that can help put off gingivitis. COLLIN N. ITO D.M.D. COSMETIC & FAMILY DENTISTwww.sonoranhillsdental.com Chandler Dentistry
  2. 2. Knowing the Truth about Gingivitis from Ahwatukee Dentistry info@sonoranhillsdental.com | T 480.785.9191SymptomsThe characteristics of healthy gums are pale pink in color and firm. You mayhave gingivitis if your gums bleed easily and are puffy and dusky red in color.Without knowing it, you can have gingivitis because it is seldom painful.Gingivitis’ signs and symptoms may include: A change in the color (from a healthy cherry to dusky scarlet) of your gums Tender gums Puffy, soft gums Swollen gums Receding gums Easily bleeding gums when you brush or floss COLLIN N. ITO D.M.D. Bad breath COSMETIC & FAMILY DENTISTwww.sonoranhillsdental.com Chandler Dentistry
  3. 3. Knowing the Truth about Gingivitis from Ahwatukee Dentistry info@sonoranhillsdental.com | T 480.785.9191CausesPoor oral hygiene is gingivitis’ most common cause that boosts the forming ofplaque. Plaque is a sticky, invisible film composed mostly of bacteria.Whenever we eat, sugars and starches in the food and the bacteria that arenormally residing in the mouth interact forming plaque on our teeth. Everydaybrushing of teeth, together with flossing removes plaque. Daily removal ofplaque is required because its re-formation is very quick, usually just within 24hours. Tartar can form under the gum line in two to three days that plaquestays on the teeth and hardens. Plaque becomes more difficult to removewhen it becomes tartar, becoming a bacteria’s protective shield. Tartar can nolonger be removed by mere brushing and flossing. Thorough dental cleaningfrom the Ahwatukee Dentistry professionals is needed to effectively get rid oftartar. COLLIN N. ITO D.M.D. COSMETIC & FAMILY DENTISTwww.sonoranhillsdental.com Chandler Dentistry
  4. 4. Knowing the Truth about Gingivitis from Ahwatukee Dentistry info@sonoranhillsdental.com | T 480.785.9191Risk factorsAnyone can develop gingivitis as it is very common. It is during puberty that gum problems areexperienced by most people and then in different degrees all through their lifetime. Factorsthat can put a person at risk of gingivitis include: Improper or poor oral health habits Improper or poor nutrition Old age Diabetes Use of tobacco Certain medications Dry mouth Certain fungal and viral infections Ill-fitting dental restorations Substance abuse COLLIN N. ITO D.M.D. Hormonal changes, like those in relation to your menstrual cycle, pregnancy or use of oral contraceptives COSMETIC &• Decreased immunity resulting from HIV/AIDS, leukemia or other conditions FAMILY DENTISTwww.sonoranhillsdental.com Chandler Dentistry
  5. 5. Knowing the Truth about Gingivitis from Ahwatukee Dentistry info@sonoranhillsdental.com | T 480.785.9191When to see a dentistEvery Ahwatukee dental professional recommends regular dentalcheckups to identify oral health problems such as gingivitis, caries(cavities) and other dental conditions earlier before they causedisturbing symptoms and develop into more serious health problems.If you notice any of gingivitis’ signs and symptoms, immediatelyschedule an appointment with and see your dentist as soon aspossible. The earlier you seek care and treatment, the more likelythat the damage from gingivitis will be reversed and its developmentinto more serious conditions can be prevented. COLLIN N. ITO D.M.D. COSMETIC & FAMILY DENTISTwww.sonoranhillsdental.com Chandler Dentistry

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