young woman standing with arms folded isolated over white backgroundMaintaining a healthy smile means focusing on your gums as well as your teeth. This is because your gums provide the important connection that holds your teeth in place and seals your jawbone from external threats. When you perform your daily brushing and flossing routine, the removal of bacterial plaque that leads to tooth decay also helps you prevent the infection of your gum tissues. Consistent bleeding when you floss is a symptom that infection is present and requires notifying your dentist right away. When you visit your dentist for your semiannual checkup, you provide an opportunity to inspect the results of your daily cleaning habits and observe the current health of your gums. Because gum disease is reversible in its first stage, gingivitis, do not skip any appointments less you allow the disease to progress to a permanent state.

At your Riverside, CA, dentist’s office, we help you prevent gum disease by performing cleanings that remove infectious bacteria regularly. However, when a disease case presents, we can offer periodontal maintenance therapy to stop its progression and maintain your oral health. Because gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults, make sure to prioritize your gum health every day!

Routine Dental Visits Support Healthy Gums

Staying on top of your checkup and examination schedule means staying on top of your gum health. In addition to checking your teeth for signs of decay, each examination allows us to detect gum inflammation, bleeding, or recession that suggests infection. Removing plaque and tartar leaves you with a fresh smile that helps you maintain optimal oral health including that of your gums. When we do detect infection at your appointment, we can offer periodontal therapy to provide relief.

Periodontal Maintenance

A deep cleaning procedure allows us to reach below your gumline to remove bacterial deposits that collect within pockets between your teeth. This is where the source of your infection hides and thus removal can alleviate symptoms such as bleeding and inflammation. Please contact your dentist whenever you experience swollen gums, consistent bleeding, or bad breath that will not go away.

Speak With Your Riverside, CA Dentist About Managing Your Gum Health

Attending the dentist regularly helps you prioritize the health of your gums and treat infections before they can become worse. For more information and to schedule a visit, reach out to the dental office near you at the following:

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.