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Why do my gums bleed when I brush?

Healthy gums don't bleed when you brush or floss your teeth, so if you notice "pink in the sink" when brushing, there's a good chance you have gum or periodontal disease. At 12 Dentistry, Dr. Ron Ko offers periodontal disease treatment at our Puyallup dental office to get your oral health back on track.

Prompt Gum Disease Treatment

We need to address gingivitis promptly; if allowed to progress to its most advanced stage—periodontitis—you can even start to lose healthy teeth. A gum infection opens pockets between your teeth and gums that can ultimately cause your teeth to become loose and fall out. 

Unfortunately, gum disease is so prevalent that it is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. The comforting news is that in its earliest stage, gum disease is treatable with a thorough professional cleaning and a commitment to better oral hygiene.

Conscientious brushing and flossing, combined with routine exams and cleaning appointments, are your best bet for avoiding gum disease and the dental problems that go with it.

Schedule a Teeth Cleaning in Puyallup, WA

If it has been a while since your last dental cleaning, please call 12 Dentistry to arrange an appointment with one of our skilled hygienists. If they find evidence of gingivitis, they will discuss with you a treatment plan to get the disease under control and save your smile.

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