Build up of bacteria will result in the formation of plaque. If not treated early, you develop an early stage of gum disease known as gingivitis.
Gingivitis is usually painless, for this reason, if any of these signs arise it is recommended to consult your dentist as soon as possible.
– your gums bleed easily
– Bad breath
– Red, swollen, tender gums
What increases your risk of developing gingivitis?
– smoking or chewing tobacco
– Poor dental care
– Teeth that are hard to clean
– Medications such as, steroids, some anti-epilepsy drugs, some calcium channel blockers, cancer therapy drugs and oral contraceptives
It is important to visit the dentist on a regular basis to prevent the disease from advancing.
For more information on oral health, or to book an appointment, please contact adentaloffice.com in Barrie, Ontario.