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Treatment For Gingivitis

Gingivitis Treatment and Cure

Most people do not come into our office to find out how to treat gingivitis. This is mainly because the majority of our clients do not know that they need gingivitis treatment until they are told by our dental experts. Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease (gum disease), and can go unnoticed by the average person for quite some time.

Signs of gingivitis can include:

  • Bad breath that gets worse over time
  • Bleeding gums when you brush or floss
  • Gums that have a bright red or swollen appearance

Now a little bit of bleeding because you brushed or flossed too hard can be normal, but if it becomes persistent, it is important schedule an appointment with a dentist right away. The treatment for gingivitis is right within reach. At Smile Concepts, we strive to serve the Sydney area, and our patients are our number one priority! Tooth and gum care go hand in hand and both are important when it comes to healthy oral care.

Avoid Future Problems – Take Charge of Your Oral Health

Gingivitis is not the end of the world, but it is not something to be ignored either. A gingivitis cure is relatively simple and just requires commitment on your part. However, ignoring instructions within your gingivitis treatment plan can mean bad news for your future. Gingivitis, untreated, can lead to infection, surgery, and even bone loss.

Smile Concepts is here to help! If you are having problems with your gums, schedule an appointment for gingivitis treatment today! Our dentists can show you how to properly care for your complete oral health. Call us today and schedule an appointment. Taking charge of your gums is a large part of oral care and is the first step to a healthy and happy mouth!

How to Treat Gingivitis

If you are diagnosed with the early stages of gum, disease the most effective treatment is brushing and flossing properly – at least twice per day. Not only will it help to alleviate pain and act as a large part of your gingivitis cure, it is the number one way to prevent gum disease in the first place. Additionally, regular visits to the dentist and maintaining healthy habits will help to stave off gingivitis. The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) recommends two professional cleanings per twelve month period. Keeping your regular appointments are the cornerstone of maintaining healthy gums.

There are a number of contributors to gingivitis. Your gum disease could be caused by:

  • Bad Bacteria – Your mouth has millions of bacteria in there. In fact, there are nearly 500 species of bacteria that thrive in your mouth. Less than 20 cause gum disease.
  • Diabetes - Gum disease creates a pesky cycle for diabetes patients. This is because uncontrolled diabetes can cause gum disease… and gum disease can exacerbate diabetes. If you have diabetes you need to take special care with your teeth; avoid smoking and other harmful habits that contribute to gum disease; and use antibacterial wash after you brush.
  • Smoking – It is estimated that smoking contributes to up to 75% of the gum diseases out there. If you are a smoker, mouth pain and your oral health is just another reason to quit.

While genetics do play a part in periodontal disease, only around 25% – 30% of cases are caused by a genetic predisposition. If you know that your family is prone to gum problems though, this is even more of a reason to take ample precautions in order to avoid needing a treatment for gingivitis.