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Regular dental care can go a long way toward keeping your teeth healthy for life. Not only does routine dental care help prevent cavities and keep teeth white, but it also helps you stave off gum disease (gingivitis). In some cases, you may have a more advanced state of gingivitis and need even more specialized help. Either way, Dr. Gangwani at Kitchener East Family Dental can help you get what you need and protect your teeth for life.
Why see a dentist in Kitchener Ontario about gingivitis treatment? The main reason is that gingivitis can harm your teeth and gums if it goes untreated too long. However, if you have a sensitive mouth, it’s also a good idea to see a dentist for possible gingivitis treatment. That way you’ll live a cleaner, more pain-free existence starting today.
Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums. Over time, it can cause gums to recede, exposing the roots of your teeth and making your mouth much more sensitive. Gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, which is a serious disease that may be accompanied by loss of your teeth.
Gingivitis is typically caused by a bacterial infection of the mouth, or plaque. Plaque is the slimy film that covers your teeth and is a sign of bacteria breeding inside your mouth. These bacteria can infect and inflame your gums, making them grow tender or recede.
Other causes of gingivitis include some oral medications, smoking, age, poor diet (especially lack of vitamin C), hormonal fluctuations, cancer, diabetes and other diseases.
The symptoms of gingivitis include:
If you notice these symptoms of gingivitis or other irregularities with your dental health, it’s time to see a dental professional today.
Whether or not you have gum disease already, routine dentistry is key. It helps prevent the development of gum disease and keeps your mouth healthy and comfortable. If you have not yet established a dental regimen, we invite you to get in touch with us today and learn more about how to protect your teeth and your overall health.
We care about your dental health! If you’d like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 519-578-2419 or request an appointment through our website. We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you smile even more confidently!