Every person’s mouth provides a cozy home for over 600 types of bacteria. These microbes usually don’t impact your health as long as you practice good oral hygiene habits. However, if you have gum disease, bacteria can enter your bloodstream through your gums and cause issues. The first signs of gingivitis are swollen, sore gums.
Gingivitis is the term for Stage 1 gum disease. At Jefferson City Dental Care, we routinely discover gingivitis in patients who are not even aware that they have the condition.
It is important to remember that it is not normal for gums to bleed when they are brushed or flossed. Sore, swollen, or bleeding gums are an alert that something is amiss.
Dr. Johnson will perform an extensive examination of your teeth and gums and take time to discuss the results and recommendations with you. We can also explore your cosmetic dentistry options, including in-office teeth whitening treatments. Oral health and overall health go hand-in-hand. Schedule a dental consultation today by calling 573-634-2400.
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