You can develop gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease, if your smile has hardened tartar on the gum line. Tartar is rich in bacteria that can inflame your sensitive gum tissues and create negative side effects such as chronic bad breath and gums that bleed when you brush or floss. Our team can provide you with further information about the causes and prevention of gingivitis to help you avoid this condition.
The American Dental Association has found that in the US, about 47 percent of adults over 30 years of age have some form of gum disease. Two primary causes of gingivitis are hardened tartar on the gum line and the inconsistent practice of daily oral hygiene. You may also be at a heightened risk if you consume alcohol or tobacco regularly or suffer from a medical condition such as dry mouth.
Effective treatment is necessary for gum disease prevention, or else gingivitis will become worse and turn into a danger form of gum disease known as periodontitis.
If treated in tim, we may be able to reverse gingivitis with a thorough dental cleaning at Gurusharan Singh Seven Days, during which we remove the hardened tartar and help you develop an effective oral hygiene routine to prevent this condition in the future.
For more information about the prevention of gingivitis in Indianapolis, Indiana, call Gurusharan Singh Seven Days at 317-893-2700 and arrange a time to speak with our dentist, Dr. Gurusharan Singh.