East Village Dental Center in West Town Chicago.

Gum Disease

Gingivitis, commonly known as gum disease, is caused by a bacterium that grows in your mouth and can sometimes cause the tissue surrounding your teeth to deteriorate. It may even result in tooth loss. You can catch gum disease in the early stages if you start to notice that the gums seem inflamed or bleed while you brush. Since plaque is the primary cause of gum disease, it is important to practice good oral hygiene. Brushing twice a day, flossing, and visiting your dentist at least twice a year are all ways to fight plaque.

At East Village Dental Centre, Dr. Treinkman and his team strive to keep patients knowledgeable and proactive about any symptoms of gum disease like:

  • Gums that bleed during tooth brushing
  • Constant bad breath
  • Swollen and/or red gums
  • Loose teeth

It is important to see your dentist at East Village Dental Centre in Chicago to get your teeth cleaned and checked. Teeth cleaning twice a year should be a part of your oral hygiene routine because it removes any and all plaque from your teeth and it prevents cavities. Dental hygienists are able to remove tartar that you are not able to remove by simply brushing at home. Frequent brushing prevents the build-up of plaque on the teeth. Along with brushing, flossing everyday is very important, since about 80% of cavities start in between the grooves your teeth.

When you get your teeth cleaned at East Village Dental Centre by one of dental hygienists, you can expect to leave knowing you got the best care in Chicago. Our professional cleaning includes tooth scaling, polishing, and removal of tartar that may be difficult to reach when you are brushing and flossing at home. Various instruments are used to loosen and remove plaque in the grooves of your teeth. We will also give you a thorough examination that may include x-rays. At East Village Dental Centre, Dr. Treinkman and his team of professionals believe that good oral hygiene is important. If you are need a professional teeth cleaning or are worried that you may notice signs of the early start of gum disease, call us to make an appointment today.

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