You May Have Gingivitis

Affordable White Plains Dentistry Every person’s mouth provides a cozy home for over 600 types of bacteria. If you are enthusiastic about oral hygiene and have healthy gums, these microbes usually don’t influence your health. However, if you have gum disease, bacteria can enter your bloodstream through your gums and cause issues.

The first sign of gingivitis is swollen, sore gums.

Gingivitis is the term for Stage 1 gum disease. At The Dental Design Center – Ira J. Handschuh, D.D.S., we routinely discover gingivitis in patients who are not even aware that they have the condition.

It is important for people to understand that it is not normal for gums to bleed when they are brushed or flossed. Sore, swollen, or bleeding gums are a signal that something is out of order.

If you haven’t had an oral examination in a while and live in the White Plains area, call The Dental Design Center – Ira J. Handschuh, D.D.S. at 914-574-2558. Cosmetic dentist Handschuh will complete an extensive examination of your teeth and gums and take time to discuss the results and recommendations with you.

The Dental Design Center – Ira J. Handschuh, D.D.S. is a full-service dental practice at 280 Dobbs Ferry Rd Ste 104 in White Plains. We provide comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry for patients who live in White Plains and the nearby communities of Scarsdale, Westchester County, and New Castle.

During your dental consultation, we can examine any cosmetic or restorative care in which you are interested. Some of the procedures that we use to obtain brilliant smiles are porcelain veneers, orthodontics, dental implants, and tooth bleaching.

If you haven’t had your teeth cleaned in a while, we invite you to schedule an extensive cleaning. 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 914-574-2558.


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280 Dobbs Ferry Rd Ste 104
White Plains, New York