Every South Elgin dentistry patient’s mouth provides a cozy home for over 600 types of bacteria. If you are diligent about oral hygiene and have healthy gums, these microbes usually don’t affect your health. However, if you have gum disease, bacteria can enter your bloodstream through your gums and cause problems.
Gingivitis is the term for the mild gum disease. At David Rice DDS, we routinely discover gingivitis in South Elgin clients who are not even aware they have the condition.
The first signs of gingivitis are swollen, sore gums.
It is important for our South Elgin area dental patients to understand that it is not normal for gums to bleed when they are brushed or flossed. If you haven’t had an oral examination in a while and live in the South Elgin area, call David Rice DDS at 847-741-2353. Dentist David Rice thoroughly exams teeth and gums and takes time to discuss the results and recommendations with each South Elgin dentistry patient.
David Rice DDS is a full-service dental practice at 1972 Larkin Ave Ste 1 in Elgin. We provide comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry for clients who live in South Elgin and the nearby communities.
During your dentist consultation, we can discuss any cosmetic or restorative procedures in which you are interested. Some of the South Elgin procedures that we use to create perfect smiles are porcelain veneers, dental crowns, dental implants and tooth bleaching. Our hygienists are skilled professionals who perform the ultimate in dental deep-cleanings.
Oral health and overall health go hand in hand. Schedule a dental consultation today by calling 847-741-2353 or visiting us online at https://www.ricedds.com/.