Every person’s mouth provides a cozy home for over 600 types of bacteria. If you are devoted to oral hygiene and have healthy gums, these microbes usually don’t impact your health. However, if you have gum disease, bacteria can enter your bloodstream through your gums and cause problems.
The first sign of gingivitis is swollen, sore gums.
Gingivitis is the term for Stage 1 gum disease. At White & White, we routinely discover gingivitis in patients who are not even aware that they have the condition.
It is important for people to understand that it is not normal for gums to bleed when they are brushed or flossed. Sore, swollen, or bleeding gums are a tip off that something is amiss.
If you haven’t had an oral examination in a while and live in the Richmond area, call White & White at 804-302-5592.
Drs.Darrell Guttery will perform a thorough examination of your teeth and gums and take time to discuss the results and recommendations with you.
White & White is a full-service dental practice at 1690 Huguenot Rd in Midlothian. We provide comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry for patients who live in Midlothian and the nearby communities of Bon Air, Midlothian and Bon Air.
During your dental consultation, we can consider any cosmetic or restorative care in which you are interested. Some of the procedures that we use to attain unforgettable smiles are porcelain veneers, orthodontics, dental implants, and tooth bleaching.
If you haven’t had your teeth cleaned in a while, we invite you to schedule an extensive cleaning. Our hygienists are skilled professionals who perform the ultimate in dental deep-cleanings.
Oral health and overall health go hand in hand. Schedule a dental consultation today by calling 804-302-5592.