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What have you heard about gingivitis? Did you know that gingivitis is actually an early stage of gum disease? If you don’t care for gingivitis in its early stages, it could become far more serious. Luckily, there are a few signs you can look for that could be indicators of gingivitis—such as swollen or bleeding gums. Fortunately, there may be a few things you can do to cope with gingivitis.

Visiting our dentist is extremely important for dealing with gingivitis. Our team will examine your teeth and look for signs of the disease. We’ll also remove plaque and tartar from your gums since that can lead to gum disease. Of course, you should brush and floss at home, but our team will be able to clean your pearly whites more thoroughly.

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 Wong Dental in Covina, California, at 626-709-3332. Dr. Lin Wong and our team look forward to hearing from you soon!