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Have you ever heard of gingivitis before? Gingivitis is a condition that typically arises as gum disease progresses within your mouth. Gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease, is a highly progressive oral health condition in which your gum tissues are infected. Infections can spread and tooth loss can occur. To help prevent the rise of gingivitis, look for visual clues and other symptoms that are often associated with it.

If you are suffering from gingivitis, it often produces bleeding gums or frequent bad breath. If you routinely suffer from bad breath even though it is treated, it could be linked to an underlying condition such as gingivitis. Furthermore, the presence of swelling, tenderness, or dry mouth can all produce symptoms of gingivitis.

To lower your risk of gingivitis, it is important to make sure your oral hygiene routines are properly taken care of. If you fail to brush and floss on a daily basis, you could put yourself at an increased risk of gum disease. Furthermore, early symptoms of gum disease are often at a higher risk due to a pregnancy, unavoidable genetic predispositions and various dietary choices you may have. In addition, be aware that medications can often lead to dry mouth and gum disease.

The time is now to upgrade your smile with gingivitis prevention and care from Dr. John Poulos and our team at our dental office in Northport, New York. Northport Prosthodontics wants your smile to stay free of gum tissue infection, so call us at 631-262-0644 to book an appointment.