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If you suffer from poor oral hygiene, you run the risk of developing periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. In its early stages, gum disease exists as gingivitis, which if left untreated, can eventually lead to tooth loss.

Spotting gingivitis is essential to ensure your best chance of treatments to prevent further damage to your tissue around your teeth and gums. If you notice signs of redness, inflammation, or suffer extreme sensitivity on your gums, you may be suffering from gingivitis. Furthermore, any signs of excessive bleeding or bleeding that occurs regularly could be early warning signs. When brushing your teeth, look for signs of blood spotting on your brush or in the sink. Bad breath is also another sign that gingivitis may be present. If you’re showing any signs of gingivitis, please contact our office soon.

Various habits and routines you carry day to day within your life can affect your oral health. Gum disease and gingivitis risks can be increased due to smoking or chewing tobacco or using drugs. In addition, pregnancy, diabetes, genetics, and various medications can also increase your risk of developing gingivitis. Enhance your lifestyle to prevent diseases such as gingivitis from taking hold.

Our team at Sterling Dental focuses on a variety of oral health care treatments to suit all your periodontal needs. If you would like an oral exam from Dr. Borys Averbukh, please book an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Sarasota, Florida. We can be reached at 941-926-9888. Let us help you achieve a healthy smile!