Gingivitis: Things You Need To Stop Believing!

There are some things you might convince yourself of in regard to gum health. There may also be some things that you simply believe about gingivitis that you’ve never questioned. Our Ankeny, IA team would like to remind you that if you think you might carry around knowledge regarding your gums but you aren’t sure (or you don’t really remember ever having learned any facts), you may be operating on assumptions. This is never a good thing, especially when it comes to something as tricky as gum disease! So, let’s help you ensure you’re not falling into the trap of figuring your gums must be okay (when they might not be).

You Figure That You’ve Never Had A Cavity, So…

You may find that you assume since you’ve never had a cavity, you guess you must take really good care of your smile, which means you probably won’t ever develop gingivitis. We appreciate the fact that your smile is free of decay but remember: That doesn’t mean that just because you don’t require fillings you’re not ever going to need help with your gum health. You may do a great job with brushing most of your dental tissue but you can still end up with gum inflammation. Other factors can come into play, too, making you more likely to end up with some gum concerns. Fortunately, we can help you solve them with perio care!

You Think It Only Happens To People Who Never Brush

You may assume gingivitis is one of those problems that can only affect you if you’re someone who just never brushes your teeth. Of course, you usually remember to brush and you floss sometimes, so how could gum disease affect you? The truth is, if you don’t brush two times a day and floss once a day and also come in for your cleanings like clockwork, it’s possible that it can happen to you. It can happen to anyone! Avoid it with good care and by letting us check your gums during preventive visits.

You Figure You Can Take Care Of It Tomorrow

Our team wants you to take a moment to remember something that’s very important (and that patients often overlook): Your dentist can fix your gingivitis with perio care if you come in. If you wait, that gum problem (this is the early inflammation stage) is going to turn into a chronic problem that will require long-term maintenance. Treat it right away, so it’s gone for good.

Call Us For Perio Care The Moment You Need It

Whether you think something might be wrong or you have received a gingivitis diagnosis from us, the time for perio care is right now! Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.