Gingivitis is one of the most popular forms of dental concerns in the United States. Each year millions of dental patients require treatment to reverse the damage of gingivitis. However, this is a very preventable oral disease, and by partnering with Muccioli Dental we can help to ensure the health of your mouth.

The most common cause of gingivitis is poor oral hygiene. Poor oral hygiene encourages the production of plaque on the teeth. Plaque is composed of bacteria and attaches to the teeth. While bacteria are needed in the mouth to break down starches and sugars that are left behind in food particles, when they are not removed by brushing and flossing plaque becomes very damaging to the teeth. Flossing is the best way to remove plaque from the teeth. Dr. Muccioli, as well as the American Dental Associate, encourages everyone to floss at least once a day to prevent plaque buildup on the teeth. When plaque is left on the teeth it will begin to grow and irritate the gums. Because the gums are a living tissue, any time an infection enters the gums it can spread very rapidly. Gums infected by gingivitis become red and swollen, bleed easily while brushing, and can become very tender. As gingivitis progresses, the gums that support the teeth begin to weaken, causing more serious oral health issues.

At Muccioli Dental, we know that preventive dentistry is the best medicine. But for those whose mouths are already in the stages of gingivitis, we also know that early treatment brings about the quickest and most complete recovery. Whether you are searching for a dental practice to call your own, or you are in need of treatment for gingivitis, Muccioli Dental welcomes you to our practice. We offer comprehensive care in a welcoming environment. Call today for an appointment.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Randy Muccioli, Muccioli Dental

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