Gingivitis in Gilbert, AZ
The most common word that people associate with unhealthy gums is gingivitis. The media, mainly commercials and ads for dental care products, have turned the word gingivitis into a disease that nobody wants to suffer from and that their product can cure the problem. The truth is however, that many people in fact do have gingivitis and would never even know it. The term gingivitis is literally translated inflammation of the gingiva, or gums. People who do not floss everyday or do not brush correctly most certainly have some sort of inflammation around their teeth and if bleeding is present with either brushing or flossing then a person has gingivitis of some degree. The easiest way to reduce the inflammation is by removing plaque from the teeth and that is simply done with daily flossing and brushing. Also, by having your teeth cleaned twice a year your hygienist is removing the plaque that has hardened and could potentially lead to a more serious issue. Please give Power Ranch Dental a call at 480 988 2282 if you have any other questions.