How to Reduce Your Risk of Gingivitis

dca-blog_article-01_gingivitis-serious-sore-gums

If your gums have gotten red and sore, your mouth is trying to tell you that you may have gingivitis. This is the mildest form of periodontal disease and most people develop this gum disease at some time in their lives. It is often overlooked because its symptoms are so subtle, but if the trouble isn’t treated, it can cause serious problems. Since practicing proper oral care can prevent or reverse gingivitis, discover these dental care tips and tricks to deal with this sore subject.

Know the Causes

If you’re too tired to brush before bed or keep forgetting to floss daily or avoid regular dental cleanings, you’re increasing your risk of gingivitis. This mild form of gum disease is caused when bacteria in the mouth forms a sticky plaque on the teeth. This pesky plaque releases acids that attack the teeth’s enamel. It quickly hardens into a layer of tartar that forms along the gum line and makes it hard to clean your teeth and gums. Soon, this buildup starts to inflame your gums and causes gingivitis.

Spot and Stop the Symptoms

Some people don’t know that they have gingivitis until their dentist tells them. But rather than wait until it’s too late, you can catch this periodontal disease at its earliest stages since it literally leaves these “red” flags:

  • Red, swollen, soft gums
  • Sore gums that are tender when touched
  • Bleeding gums
  • Mouth sores

Prevent the Problem

The good news is that gingivitis can be prevented or reversed. The bad news is that this gum disease can return at any time. To avoid or avert this dental danger, the American Dental Association asks you to keep these healthy habits:

  1. Brush your teeth twice a day, but be sure to use a gentle touch and thoroughly clean all surfaces.
  2. Floss daily.
  3. Rinse once a day with a mouthwash labeled as antigingivitis, antibacterial, or antiseptic.
  4. See your dentist every six months for check-ups and cleanings.
  5. Choose healthy foods and beverages.
  6. Stop smoking.

Gingivitis can happen to anyone. But by taking care of your teeth and gums, you can beat and treat periodontal disease.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Baltimore, call Dental One Associates of Maryland today at (855) 979-3336 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Baltimore. With 11 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Maryland, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Maryland.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The entire staff were very professional and I was seen almost immediately. The dental assistant was outstanding.
Ethel B.
I was very happy with my services!
Willie R.
I’ve been to Dr Yasbin for many years. It’s a well run practice and he was terrific with my child during fillings. I was more nervous than she was but he explained every step to her. She still […]
Theresa G.
The staff are ALWAYS pleasant and welcoming.
Tinika J.
The gum specialist- Dr. Khleif- and Pat- his assistant- were wonderful. I was hesitant about having this procedure done. They were both reassuring, patient, professional, and highly skilled. I was […]
Amanda M.
Another great visit @ Dental One. Kudos to my dental hygienist Maxine for her being so good at what she does. She has a clear passion for patient care and well-being, and really enjoys her job. She […]
Jeffrey K.
It’s a very good dental office the best of the three I’ve been to. Great doctor
Joan E.
Thank you Dr Safari and your awesome staff for making and keeping our smiles straight! Love your orthodontics department Dental One!
Schusterfam S.
I’ve been visiting Dr. Windsor and his staff for 4 years! Everyone is always very pleasant, cordial, professional, and down to earth! This review should include 10 stars! I highly recommend dental […]
Sheila T.
I love love love College Park Dental. My Dentist is Dr. Miriam Bemani and she is excellent. She is so kind, caring and understanding. Within a matter on months she got my teeth in top shape. With […]
Johana D.
Great customer service and pleasant atmosphere.
Linda A.
Dr.Philippi and her assistant are awesome! They sang to me to keep me calm when I was afraid of the needles!!!!
Adaiah C.
Very prompt, friendly and helpful
Alice R.
I’ve been to a number of dentists in the area but none have demonstrated the level of expertise or concern that dental one has. Staff is very friendly as well! Last office was Bright Smile which is […]
Anthony C.
I was given thorough details concerning my teeth as well as a thorough well-understood explanation of the interventions and treatment I will receive.
Sybil C.
The were ready for me shortly after arrival. The dentist was able to effectively explain the rationale for the procedure. He seemed very efficient and we were done quickly. He used state of the art […]
Dan N.
Every member of Dr. Wright’s team is just outstanding and they really understand the anxiety around visiting your favorite dentist. Great customer awareness and care, I always leave there smiling. […]
Lou K.
Staff attentiveness
Theresa D.
Keya at the front desk was very pleasant, explained my bill and answered all my questions! Her customer service was excellent and well appreciated!
Larrisha C.
Nancy is a great hygienist and Dr. Chatwal is very skilled as well.
Jason E.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here