Did you know that your gums play an essential role in your oral health? Most people know that brushing twice daily is key to keeping your teeth healthy, but your gums should be cared for equally as well!
Read on for more on this important dental topic.
Gum health 101
Gingivitis is gum disease in its early form. Its cause is plaque buildup on your teeth, and it can become serious if not treated properly.
Preventing gingivitis and gum disease includes brushing twice a day, flossing daily and eating a nutritious, balanced diet along with using an antimicrobial mouth rinse. These are all vital parts to maintaining healthy teeth and gums and should not be overlooked.
And, of course, seeing Dr. Milan for your twice-annual cleaning and exam is non-negotiable, as just brushing reaches only a quarter of your mouth.
During your professional cleaning, we will remove plaque and debris that can go unnoticed. We also examine your entire mouth for any lurking issue or abnormalities – as early detection and treatment is vital to your oral health. And, we have the tools and technology or spotting potential gum disease before it becomes problematic.
It is also important to watch for any bleeding or tenderness of the gums, loose teeth or even bad breath, which can all be signs of gum disease. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should schedule a dental visit right away.
Your leading dentist in Michigan
With decades of experience as a leader and innovator in the dental field, Dr. Mitchell Milan has vast knowledge and skill when it comes to delivering the best results to his patients. He takes pride in helping people just like you achieve optimal oral health and wellness.
If you are searching for solutions for a healthier mouth – whether you’d like to feel more confident in the appearance of your smile or if you want to address a lingering issue such as a toothache, bleeding gums, bad breath or something else – we are here for you.