Healthy gums greatly reduce your overall dental expenses.

Why is gum health important?

All dentists talk about gum health being so important, but few actually explain why.

Here’s the deal, simplified:

When left untreated, mild gingivitis can become periodontal disease – infection that spreads through and destroys your teeth and bone.

When this happens you are going to need deep cleanings at best, or very intense gum surgery at worst.

The kicker is that according to the CDC, 47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease.

Gum treatments helps prevent other diseases in your body.

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Healthy gums look great, but more importantly – they help prevent other diseases from spreading throughout your body.

Early detection is key.  If you experience red, swollen or bleeding gums, you should make an appointment immediately.

When you come in for your first appointment (and every cleaning appointment thereafter), we’ll check your gum health, and make sure to take care of small problems before they become bigger, costlier ones.

Gum specialist on staff!

Most dental offices do not have a periodontist (gum specialist) on staff, but we do. Dr. Sigafoos helps you with solutions for more advanced gum problems.

Gentle & thorough hygienists.

Regular cleanings with our hygiene staff will help you catch and correct these issues. 2-4 cleanings per year are a great idea.

Good Oral Hygiene At Home

Proper daily care of your teeth and gums goes a long way to reduce these problems. Drs. Dale Trudeau, Thomas Fitzpatrick, Nikko Johnson, and Erik Balinghasay of Del Mar Family Dentistry in Solana Beach, CA, educate patients on how to care for their teeth and gums between dental visits. Dental education can provide patients with the information they need to keep periodontal disease from developing.

If you want to prevent gingivitis and periodontitis, or if you notice changes in your smile, such as bleeding or swollen gums, our team can help. Call (858) 360-3102 to request an appointment at our facility, conveniently located at 625 Valley Avenue and serving patients in the communities of Fairbanks Ranch, Del Mar, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, and Carmel Valley, CA.