Sensitive gums

What does this mean?

When you suffer from sensitive gums, it can be annoying. Pain in the mouth is very annoying anyway but it also has an advantage. After all, you know that something is wrong and that is why you can do something about it. Do not walk on with sensitive gums, but take action because this is a symptom that your gums are not doing well.

Your gums are an important part of your teeth. Taking good care prevents many problems. If you neglect your gums then this can ultimately come at the expense of your teeth. And nobody wants to lose their teeth.


Sensitive gums are a symptom of Gingivitis

Sensitive gums are not without reason. In many cases this indicates a gum disease. The first phase of gum disease is gingivitis. This is still a fairly harmless form of gum disease. However, if you leave a gum disease untreated, this can lead to periodontitis.

Periodontitis is a more dangerous gum disease. Periodontitis can lead to the loss of your teeth.


What to do if you have sensitive gums?

Sensitive gums are often harmless, but can lead to serious dental problems. Taking action is therefore important. The longer you wait with dental problems and gum problems, the greater the problems become.

If you suffer from sensitive gums, it is wise to visit one of our dental hygienists. They can investigate the cause of gum sensitivity and take appropriate action. Is it the cause of gum disease? Then a professional dental cleaning will be provided by the dental hygienist.

Make an appointment with our dental hygienist.

How do you prevent sensitive gums?

The answer is very simple. Brush well. By taking good care of your mouth by brushing at least twice a day and flossing once a day, you prevent gum problems. An inflammation arises because there has been no brushing for too long, which means that bacteria have the time to be between the gums and the teeth. Because of this you cannot reach your toothbrush at a later time and the bacteria can work undisturbed.

That is why professional dental cleaning can help you with this. With this treatment, the dental hygienist will thoroughly clean your teeth and gums so that she can also remove the bacteria in the hard-to-reach areas.

But the danger lies not only in the amount of brushing. The quality of the toothbrush also plays a role here. A toothbrush with too hard hair can damage your gums, especially when you brush too hard. Another cause can be found in the expansion of inflammation from the oral cavity. When there is inflammation in the oral cavity, the gums can become inflamed.


Make an appointment with the dental hygienist

Do you notice that your gums are sensitive? Then make an appointment with one of our dental hygienists to prevent worse.