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Gingivitis is a gum condition associated with bleeding of the gums. Prevention is the best approach. With routine dental cleanings, we remove any plaque or tartar build up around your teeth and gums that may contribute to gum disease and tooth decay if left untreated. These are usually performed at a minimum of twice a year (every six months). Brushing and flossing help to remove plaque from around and in between teeth, keeping your teeth looking and feeling clean. A healthy diet, one low in sugar and other refined carbohydrates, helps keep your whole body, including your teeth and gums, in good shape.
Routine dental exams and regular cleanings may help prevent the need of more involved treatments such as periodontal surgery, root canals, extractions and fillings. After all, early detection and prevention is key to minimizing your need for more serious dental treatment.