Don’t Delay – Treat Your Gum Disease Now
If you’re experiencing anything from irritating inflammation to painful periodontitis, or even worse symptoms with your gums, it’s time to schedule an appointment with White Smiles Family Dentistry in Spring Lake Park, Minnesota. It’s important to know that, like the rest of your body, the gums are susceptible to infection and disease. Even if the only symptom you notice is persistent bad breath, it’s time to have your gums checked and any infection or disease treated.
Our caring dentists ensure that each patient is treated in a manner that reduces anxiety. Our staff is trained to provide compassionate care of the highest quality, and our offices are equipped with tools to help you relax. Make an appointment today at our friendly Spring Lake Park location! We will work with you to help you feel comfortable and confident about your decision to choose us for your dental care needs.
Come see us if you notice any of the following:
Where does gum disease come from? A number of factors may be involved, but ultimately, the culprit is plaque that forms on teeth. Inside our mouths, we naturally have bacteria; it’s important to brush and floss teeth in order to remove this bacterial buildup known as plaque on a regular basis. Any plaque that remains on a tooth can, over time, form tartar that’s difficult to remove, even with regular brushing. The result can be gums that are sore or receding. If you notice this, make an appointment with White Smiles Family Dentistry for prompt, effective gum treatment.
The problem is that tartar can infect gums over time, resulting in tissue that’s inflamed and bleeding. Eventually, the condition can develop into gingivitis, and if this isn’t treated, it leads to more serious periodontitis. This can lead to issues that affect the mouth permanently.
The reason it’s so important to brush your teeth regularly is to eliminate the buildup of plaque to protect your teeth and your gums. When you brush your teeth, also brush your tongue and the inside of your mouth. Bacteria can grow anywhere! Cleaning these areas is important for your oral health, and of course, your overall health.
Flossing is just as essential. Again, flossing protects not only your teeth, but your gums, too. And equally important are professional dental cleanings at your dentist’s office. Professional cleanings can get deeper, removing plaque that’s hard to eliminate with brushing alone. If you haven’t had a dental cleaning in a while, schedule one today.
Your best approach is to stop gum disease in its tracks with the help of dental professionals with plenty of experience in treating this disease. Call our Spring Lake Park office to make an appointment today and begin effective gum treatment right away!