Every person’s mouth provides a cozy home for over 600 types of bacteria. If you are dedicated to oral hygiene and have healthy gums, these microbes usually don’t impact your health. However, if you have gum disease, bacteria can enter your bloodstream through your gums and cause issues.
At Sundance Dental & Orthodontics we know that gum disease, or periodontal disease, is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, and can cause other serious health problems if left untreated. So, we’re committed to the prevention of gum disease in our patients and also offer gum disease treatment at our office in the Farmington, New Mexico area.
The first sign of gingivitis is swollen, sore gums.
Gingivitis is the term for Stage 1 gum disease. At Sundance Dental & Orthodontics, we routinely discover gingivitis in patients who are not even aware that they have the condition.
It is vital to understand that it is not normal for gums to bleed when they are brushed or flossed. Sore, swollen, or bleeding gums are a warning that something is wrong. Remember, oral health and overall health go hand in hand.
If you haven’t had an oral examination in a while and live in the Farmington area, call us at Sundance Dental & Orthodontics at 505-326-6800. We can perform a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums and take time to discuss the results and recommendations with you. During your dental consultation, we can also explore any cosmetic or restorative procedures such as porcelain veneers, braces, dental implants, and tooth bleaching.
If you haven’t had your teeth cleaned in a while, you should also consider giving us a call. Our hygienists are skilled professionals who complete the ultimate deep-cleanings.
Sundance Dental & Orthodontics is a full-service dental practice; we provide comprehensive family and cosmetic dentistry services for patients in Farmington and the nearby communities of Kirtland, Bloomfield and Rio Rancho. Call us today at 505-326-6800 to schedule your dental consultation!
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