What is gingivitis?
An inflammation of the gums. Gingivitis is the initial stage of gum disease, but is also the easiest to treat.
What are the symptoms of gingivitis?
- Red, swollen, or tender gums
- Bleeding when you brush your teeth
- Receding gums
- Bad breath or bad taste in mouth
How can I prevent gingivitis?
You should always practice good oral hygiene and schedule regular professional teeth cleaning. This will fight plaque build-up on your teeth and reduce your chances of developing gingivitis.
Prioritize your dental health and avoid gingivitis by:
- Properly brushing and flossing
- Using mouthwash
- Eating healthy foods
- Avoiding cigarettes and other forms of tobacco
And making regular appointments for cleanings and oral care with a professional. Reach out to Dr. Parr and our dental team online to request an appointment, or give us a call at (910) 329-0298.Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have further questions about gingivitis or prevention. We look forward to visits from our patients in Surf City, North Carolina, and those from nearby Topsail Beach, Hampstead, and Wilmington.