Gingivitis: 3 Things Everyone Should Know

In the world of gum care, there are many, many clinical details, which can seem a bit overwhelming as a patient. When we’re talking about gingivitis, though, there are a few things just about everyone should know. When you’ve got the basic knowledge down and memorized, you can usually keep your gum tissues nice and healthy, which means you won’t ever need to talk about advanced periodontal problems with us. So, what is it that you need to commit to memory to keep your oral health safe? We’ve got the specifics lined out for you.

#1: It Can Happen To Anyone

Whether you’ve escaped it for many years, you think your smile is immune to most things, or you have heard rumors that gum problems are more common to certain people, the truth is: Gingivitis can happen to anyone! So, don’t make any assumptions. Even a clean bill of oral health for decades doesn’t mean you won’t end up with inflamed gum tissue! Keep brushing and flossing.

#2: Preventive Care Is (Usually) All It Takes

You don’t need to do anything very special or spectacular to keep gum tissue in good shape. Really, you just need to keep up with your prevention. This means: Brushing twice daily. Flossing once daily. Scheduling your visits with us and coming to see our team for a cleaning, as well as a checkup, every six months on the dot. As a result, you won’t end up with serious plaque and tartar, so gums will remain safe.

#3: It Can Become Destructive

Initially, we can make gingivitis go away. However, when you don’t do anything about it, the problem will become more serious (periodontitis) and can do everything from harm gum tissue to cause tooth loss.

Protect Yourself From Gingivitis With Our Help

Don’t forget that we offer the preventive and periodontal care you need to maintain healthy gums. To learn more, schedule an appointment or initial consultation by calling Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI today at (248) 852-1820.