Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry in Royal Oak checks their patients’ oral health and toothbrushing/flossing habits with every visit. Why the constant concern? Well, human mouths typically contains over 600 types of bacteria. If you are practicing good oral hygiene and have healthy gums, these microbes usually don’t influence your health. However, if you have gum disease, bacteria can enter your bloodstream through your gums and cause problems.
The first sign of gingivitis
Gingivitis is the term for Stage 1 gum disease, which is the sign of swollen or bleeding gums. At Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry, we routinely discover gingivitis in patients who are not even aware that they have the condition.
Gums shouldn’t bleed when they are brushed or flossed. Sore, swollen, or bleeding gums are a warning that something is wrong.
Our team will perform an intensive examination of your teeth and gums and take time to discuss the results and recommendations with you. You may need gum disease treatment. Perhaps your gingivitis is mild and having routine cleanings could take care of the issue.
Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry is a full-service dental practice in Royal Oak. We provide comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry for patients who live in Royal Oak and the nearby communities of Berkley, Birmingham and Ferndale.
During your dental consultation, we can examine any cosmetic or restorative procedures in which you are interested. Some of the procedures that we use to achieve sensational smiles are porcelain veneers, orthodontics, dental implants, and tooth bleaching.
If you haven’t had your teeth cleaned in a while, we invite you to schedule a comprehensive cleaning. Our hygienists are skilled professionals who perform the ultimate in dental deep-cleanings.
Oral health and overall health go hand in hand. Call us today for an appointment at Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry.
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