If you experience sore and tender gums with occasional bleeding when brushing, contact your Mandeville Louisiana dentists for an evaluation for gingivitis. Gingivitis is an early form of periodontal disease and is easily controlled with good oral hygiene.
Your dentist will explain that gingivitis is caused by a buildup of plaque on the tooth’s surface. The plaque forms from bacteria that develops from foods containing carbohydrates that are left on the teeth. This bacteria in the mouth increases from these foods and develop acids that can result in cavities as well as damage the tooth roots under the gums. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontal disease which is much more serious and can lead to serious tooth loss.
To solve this problem, the dentist will advise you to brush your teeth at least two times per day with a soft brush and floss at least one time per day to remove any food particles left on or between the teeth. Hydrogen peroxide is an excellent mouthwash to use; however some people prefer Listerine. Improving your at home oral dental hygiene, and visiting your dentist in Mandeville for evaluation and regular teeth cleaning should alleviate the problems associated with gingivitis.