Gingivitis is another term for the early stages of gum disease. Symptoms include painful, swollen, or bleeding gums. Gingivitis develops as the result of plaque build-up—either on teeth, or on or below the gum line. Luckily, if treated early, it can be reversed before it develops into more a serious condition. Watch this video to find out more about how to detect and treat gingivitis.
The video explains that taking oral contraception, smoking, or possessing uneven or crooked teeth can all increase the danger of contracting gingivitis. It discusses the ways in which to prevent and treat the condition through good oral hygiene and the use of dental products containing fluoride. It also talks about the importance of a healthy diet and recommends avoiding eating between meals.
To find out more about how to protect your dental health or to book a dental consultation in Chicago, call us at (312) 704-5511. At University Associates in Dentistry , we are here to help safeguard the health of your smile.