Every person’s mouth provides a cozy home for over 600 types of bacteria. If you are enthusiastic about 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 Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS, we routinely discover gingivitis in patients who are not even aware that they have the condition.
It is critical 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 warning 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 Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS at 314-837-7744.
Dr. Buchheit will carry out a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums and take time to discuss the results and recommendations with you.
We’re a full-service dental practice at 2149 Charbonier Rd in Florissant. We provide comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry for patients who live in Florissant and the nearby communities of Chesterfield, Maryland Heights and St. Charles.
During your dental consultation, we can review any cosmetic or restorative procedures in which you are interested. Some of the procedures that we use to achieve sensational 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 a comprehensive 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 314-837-7744.