Preventative Therapy and Gum Therapy
Bleeding gums can be one of the first signs of gum disease.
Gingivitis is the mild variety of gum disease. It begins with a bit of blood in your sink when you brush or floss and it means your gums are infected. If you don't treat it, the infection can travel below your gum line and into your bone. Then it becomes a more serious form of gum disease called periodontitis. Both gingivitis and periodontitis have been shown to raise your risk of things like diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, pneumonia, and cancer. EARLY DETECTION IS YOUR BEST BET. Your dentist and dental hygienist can help you prevent/treat/ stop the progression of gum disease thru gum therapy treatments.