Gingivitis & Healthy Gums

Gingivitis Leads to Periodontal Disease

At Medley Smiles, we take gingivitis very seriously. Why? Because healthy gums are literally the foundation for beautiful, healthy teeth! And gingivitis is the first sign of periodontal disease.

Dr. Nicole Medley has developed a full periodontal treatment protocol, which is included in each patient’s comprehensive dental care exams.

Gingivitis, which means, “inflamed gums” is extremely common.

According to the American Dental Association, approximately 50% of Americans are affected by gingivitis, and many don’t even know they have it. People don’t realize that bleeding while brushing or flossing is never “normal”  – they are symptoms of a bacterial infection you might be harboring in your mouth without even being aware of it.