Do You Have Gingivitis? These Are the 3 Top Signs
Healthy gums are typically a soft pink color that is tight around the teeth. However, you may be more susceptible to gingivitis for genetic reasons or if you’ve been neglecting your dental hygiene.
Regardless of the reason, watch out for these signs so that you can begin rectifying the issue and avoid the much more severe periodontal disease.
Please keep reading to learn the signs of gingivitis to improve your dental health before it worsens!
Bleeding gums is normal after your floss your teeth when you haven’t flossed for a long time. However, your gums should stop bleeding after a few days. Suppose you notice excessive bleeding that happens almost every time you brush or floss. In that case, this is a strong indication that you may have gingivitis.
Receding gums can be caused by brushing your teeth too hard or too long. However, receding gums can also be caused by gingivitis. You’ll know that your gums are receding if you look in the mirror and notice more of your teeth than you’re used to.
You may also notice that your teeth feel more sensitive to heat and cold than usual.
Lastly, bad breath can be an indication that you have gingivitis. Make sure you brush your teeth twice daily, scrape your tongue, and floss your teeth. However, you most likely have gingivitis if you still have bad breath and tenderness, bleeding, or receding gums.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Dentist Today
Have you noticed any of the above when you’re brushing your teeth? Then, make sure you schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.
They’ll be able to determine whether you have gingivitis or not. After a teeth cleaning, they’ll also be able to provide you with tips and a treatment plan to treat your gingivitis and avoid the more serious periodontal disease. Remember that periodontal disease can’t be reversed, unlike gingivitis!
Ready to schedule an appointment with us? Contact us today to get started!