What is gingivitis?
A common form if gum disease is gingivitis. It causes irritation, redness and swelling, or inflammation, of your gums. In some cases, gingivitis can be very mild and you may not be aware that you have the condition. It is important to take gingivitis seriously and treat the problem promptly. Gingivitis can lead to much more serious forms or gum disease, or periodontitis, which then could lead to tooth loss.
A common cause of gingivitis is poor oral hygiene. Good oral health habits, such as regular professional checkups can prevent the development of gum disease, or gingivitis. Also, by developing good daily brushing and flossing habits, you will be less likely to be at risk of gingivitis.
For further information about gingivitis, give Power Ranch Dental a call at (480)988- 2282. We would love to answer any and all questions you may have.