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Do you have tender, red, swollen, or bleeding gums? If you have any of these symptoms, you may have gingivitis. But do you know what gingivitis actually is? It’s actually the earliest stage of gum disease, and if it isn’t addressed, it can develop into something much more serious. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to deal with gingivitis.

If you care for your pearly whites well, you might be able to prevent gum disease. As you may know, caring for your teeth well includes brushing and flossing regularly. Please remember to brush for two minutes at a time and remember to floss at least once a day. Still, this may not be enough to prevent gingivitis—which is one reason you should schedule regular appointments with our team.

Our team can also inspect your teeth for more signs of gum disease. You should visit our team once every six months. Sadly, many Americans have gum disease and never realize it. You may assume that gum disease isn’t serious, especially if you only experience mild tenderness or a little bleeding. However, if you have gum disease and don’t address the issue, you could ultimately have to deal with infections, bad breath, shifting teeth, tooth loss, and abscesses.

If you’re interested in learning more, or if you have the symptoms of gingivitis, we invite you to contact Montgomery County Periodontal Associates in Conroe, Texas, at (936) 756-1669. Dr. Miles Mason and our team look forward to hearing from you soon!