Healthy Gums

Healthy gums help create balance and symmetry in the appearance of your smile.

They draw our eyes to small areas of vibrant pink color of sufficient intensity to contrast against the whiteness of your teeth. They also provide contrast of shape and scale by creating a small, intricately shaped frame for each larger tooth shape.

However, people with periodontal disease have red, swollen gums that bleed easily.   They are caused by an imbalance in the bacteria levels in your mouth. When the good bacteria are overwhelmed by bad bacteria, inflammation, infection, gum and bone recession, and tooth loss can occur. You have the power to restore your smile’s equilibrium!  Did You Know? 75% of adults over age 35 are affected by gum disease. Up to 30% of people may be genetically susceptible to gum disease. Regular screening by the dentist can detect periodontal disease in its earliest stage. Tartar/calculus are hard calcium deposits that infect your gums, spreading below the gumline, destroying your gums and the bone that support your teeth. Only the dentist or hygienist can remove tartar/calculus. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing at home can help you prevent gum disease. Only regular visits to the dentist can help you keep it completely at bay.

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