Do You Have Any Of These Gingivitis Symptoms?

Gingivitis symptoms include bleeding gums, swollen or red gums, tenderness or bad breath. Gingivitis is caused by irritation from plaque and bacteria that has not been removed from gums and teeth. Dentist in Rochester Hills, MI Dr. Matthew Wolfe (248) 266-0385 Watch Heather, one of the dental hygienists at Signature Dentistry of Rochester, video blog discussing ginigivitis. Symptoms of gingivitis include: swollen, puffy, red, and bleeding gums that are often tender. But what is gingivitis caused by? It is caused by plaque and bacteria build up that causes irritation around the gums. You can successfully avoid getting gingivitis by getting your teeth professionally cleaned every 6 months, daily teeth cleaning, and specific tools to fit your needs. If left untreated youmay get advanced periodontitis eventually leading to tooth loss. Believe it or not 75% of americans will experience some form of gum disease and almost 1/2 adults experience periodontitis. Tune in next week to learn about periodontitis If you need a Family Dentist in Rochester Hills, MI who is committed to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy smile, contact our office for a new patient consultation.

Heather: Hi, there. I'm Heather, one of the hygienists here at Dr. Wolf's office. Have you ever heard of gingivitis and do you think you might have gingivitis? Some of the symptoms of gingivitis are bleeding gums, swollen, puffy gums, red, dark red, I call them angry gums, bad breath or tenderness in your gums.

What are the causes of gingivitis? The causes of gingivitis, irritation from plaque and bacteria not being thoroughly removed from the teeth.

And what about the treatment for gingivitis? The treatment would start with a professional cleaning of your teeth, thorough daily plaque removal with brushing and flossing and your hygienist can give you some other [inaudible], such as soft pics and certain things that are specific to your needs.

If left untreated, gingivitis can advance to periodontitis, and lead to eventual tooth loss. Studies show that at least 75 percent of Americans will experience gum disease at some point, and almost half of adults in the U.S. have a form of periodontitis.

Periodontitis, what is that? Look for my next blog for that answer.