Some may consider the gums the glue that keeps the teeth together, literally and figuratively. Healthy gums are an essential part of maintaining optimal oral health. It is not enough to brush your teeth twice a day. Flossing your teeth is an important part of oral hygiene and can help remove debris and bacteria that may be hiding between the teeth. At Spink Dentistry, general dentist Dr. Bruce Spink understands the importance of preventive care and helping a patient maintain a healthy, functional smile. With over 30 years of dentistry experience, Dr. Spink has a keen eye for spotting early signs of complex dental problems and finding the right solution to help improve your smile. One of the best defenses of fighting gum disease is spotting it in its earliest stages. If you haven't scheduled a preventive care exam, schedule an appointment online. Dr. Spink can work with you to restore health back to your beautiful smile.

Gum Disease

Gum disease happens when there is a presence of bacteria below the gum line. If gum disease is not properly treated, deep pockets can develop below the gum line, causing inflammation and irritation in the gums.Once gum disease develops, the teeth may become loose or shift. In extreme cases, patients can lose teeth due to gum disease. Symptoms of gum disease:
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Receding gum line
  • Bleeding gums
  • Toothaches
  • Halitosis
  • Loose  or shifting teeth
  • Tooth sensitivity
Not taking proper care of your teeth can cause a range of dental problems. Receiving a gum disease diagnosis is not the great for your oral health, but it is treatable under the care of an experienced dentist like Dr. Spink. For patients with gum disease, we offer a wide range of periodontal therapy service to repair your smile. At Spink Dentistry, we believe patients should practice preventive care measures to minimize their chance of developing complex dental problems. At Spink Dentistry, we believe patients should practice preventive care measures to minimize their chance of developing complex dental problems. To help prevent your chance of developing gum disease, try following these simple tips.
  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day for a minimum of two minutes. Properly removing buildup that has accumulated in the mouth is essential to fighting gum disease.
  • Floss your teeth. Flossing can help remove debris and plaque from between the teeth. If plaque isn't properly removed, it can turn into tartar which can lead to tooth decay.
  • Schedule preventive care visits to Spink Dentistry in Birmingham, AL. Dr. Spink and his team are compassionate, experienced professionals dedicated to providing high quality, personalized dental care.

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