Every person’s mouth provides a cozy home for over 600 types of bacteria. If you are dedicated to oral hygiene and have healthy gums, these microbes usually don’t influence your health. However, if you have gum disease, bacteria can enter your bloodstream through your gums and cause issues.
The first sign of gingivitis is swollen, sore gums.
Gingivitis is the term for Stage 1 gum disease. At Chesterfield Smile Design, 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 signal that something is out of order.
If you haven’t had an oral examination in a while and live in the St. Louis area, call Chesterfield Smile Design at 314-576-0088.
Dr.Buchheit will carry out a thorough examination of your teeth and gums and take time to discuss the results and recommendations with you.
Chesterfield Smile Design is a full-service dental practice at 14377 Woodlake Dr Ste 205 in Chesterfield. We provide comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry for patients who live in Chesterfield and the nearby communities of Chesterfield, Town and Country and Ballwin, MO.
During your dental consultation, we can discuss any cosmetic or restorative procedures in which you are interested. Some of the procedures that we use to obtain remarkable 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 complete the ultimate in dental deep-cleanings.
Oral health and overall health go hand in hand. Schedule a dental consultation today by calling 314-576-0088.