You know that one of the reasons we are so serious about suggesting your brush and floss every day is because it will help you prevent gingivitis. However, if you’re not so sure about gum disease, its effects, or how it can transform your smile from a healthy grin into a quickly declining state, you need to learn more. Unfortunately, when you skip your care at home and neglect our suggestions for your gum health, the results are not good. Allow us to explain a few reasons you will simply want to take our advice and keep your gums healthy.
Reason #1: It Can Make Your Smile Look Awful
Dealing with gingivitis means that your gum tissue is inflamed. The inflammation will lead to a smile with red or purple, puffy gums. As you can imagine, this looks like anything but a healthy smile, so brushing, flossing, and coming in for your appointments is certainly worthwhile. Did we mention that the inflammation can eventually lead to tooth loss? Yep. It’s best to avoid this problem.
Reason #2: Your Mouth Won’t Feel Good
If you suffer from gingivitis, you may not notice it at first. However, you will eventually experience bad breath and a bad taste in your mouth, your gums may feel tender, and they may bleed when you brush them.
Reason #3: It Can Become A Long-Term Problem
If you come to us when gum disease begins (we call this gingivitis), we can set up a pathway toward curing the problem for you. If not, it will get worse until it becomes periodontitis. This is a disease of your periodontal tissues, which requires long-term management.
ABOUT YOUR TYLER, TX, DENTISTS:
At DentaCare Dental in Tyler, TX, we focus on advanced technology, education, and comfort to offer every patient a pleasant experience and excellent dental care. To schedule a consultation, call our Tyler, TX, office today at (903) 215-8223. For optimal convenience, we also serve patients at our other location in Longview, TX.