Healthy gums should look pink and firm, not red and swollen. To keep gums healthy, practice good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss at least once a day, rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash once or twice a day, see your dentist regularly, and avoid smoking or chewing tobacco.
What is periodontitis?
Periodontitis (gum disease) is one of the most common diseases in man. Most forms of gum disease or periodontitis can be treated successfully. Treatment of periodontitis is a team effort and requires three players: you, your general dentist, and the periodontist. Our goal is to enable you to reach the highest level of dental health, as teeth are meant to last a lifetime.