Advanced Dental Care of Pembroke Pines
1601 N Palm Avenue, Suite 104, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

Causes of Gingivitis and Gum Disease

dca-blog_causes-of-gingivitis-and-gum-disease

Gum disease is a highly preventable condition, yet is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Rates of gum disease are rapidly growing among the total population, with significant increases being observed in younger generations. Gum disease is not only dangerous to your oral health, but has also been shown to be an indicator of whole-body diseases. Gum disease begins as gingivitis—inflammation of the gums and tissues of the mouth—and rapidly develops into full-fledged gum disease if left untreated. Know the signs and symptoms of gum disease and what causes gingivitis can protect your health.

Gum disease is the result of bacterial buildup that remains untreated and develops into an infection. In the early stages, the inflammation of the gums, also known as gingivitis, is highly treatable. The early stages of the infection cause an immune response, leading to redness, irritation, and inflammation of the gums and tissue surrounding the teeth.

If the infection continues to worsen, pockets may form around the teeth and gums, leading to swelling, soreness, loose teeth, and eventually tooth loss and damage to the bone of the mouth. Gum disease is responsible for 70 percent of tooth loss among adults and must treated quickly to optimize outcomes.

You can prevent gum disease with a healthy lifestyle and diligence to your dental care routine. Twice-daily brushing, at minimum, is essential for removing food and bacteria that can contribute to tooth decay. You must be certain to not only brush often, but thoroughly, as well. Experts recommend dividing the mouth into quadrants and brushing each section for 30 seconds, for a total of two minutes of brushing.

Flossing should occur at least once daily with similar diligence. Floss for two minutes working between all teeth from the back to front of the mouth on both sides, top and bottom. Flossing gets areas between teeth that your toothbrush can’t reach, including improving the impact of fluoride in toothpaste and mouth rinses, especially along the gum line.

A healthy diet can also help prevent gum disease. Foods that are rich in sugar and starch can aid the bacteria that cause gum disease and inflammation. Choose fresh fruits and vegetables as main staples in your diet. Drink lots of water, including fluoridated tap water.

There is periodontal disease treatment, but it can be uncomfortable and expensive. It is best to practice prevention. Talk to your dentist in Pembroke Pines if you have concerns over inflammation of the gums or other issues with your oral health.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Pembroke Pines, call Advanced Dental Care of Pembroke Pines today at (954) 417-6146 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care of Pembroke Pines offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Pembroke Pines. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Pembroke Pines, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Pembroke Pines.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The best! Hated going to the dentist until I came here. Everyone is nice and will help you with anything you need. Highly recommend going here!
Brandon C.
I would like to start off by saying that this is the best Dentist office I have ever been to! The Doctors and the rest of the staff is amazing and always willing to help you get your teeth to the […]
Anthony E.
Everyone was great and knowledgeable
Donna L.
Quite satisfied with the care and professionalism of the staff.
Marc G.
Friendly, professional staff who made me feel welcomed the minute I walked in. Dr.Lavenka does outstanding restorative work. I will definitely recommend her to all my family and friends.
Charles S.
Great people pleasant and excellent care
David W.
The best service in town. Always do their best to treat what is right. Thank you.
Lily V.
Very friendly staff ….. They help you out with your problems I’m very happy thank you…….
Kivanc O.
I am absolutely in love with this dentist office. I feel so comfortable and well taken care of. They are professional and totally human and kind. The entire staff is beyond wonderful.
Maria G.
Personalized service. Thorough exam / treatment from the hygienist
Aulikki M.
Consistently reliable, explanations given, pleasant staff
Aulikki M.
I’ve been going to Dr Mautner for over 20 years. When he left and had Dr Lavenka as the lead dentist I had no idea of her skill. I broke a tooth on Wednesday, and called and got an appt. for […]
Lee P.
Very nice people, clean environment! Great experience!
Rehyny V.
Always quality service and professionalism
Jennifer N.
The whole staff was great !
Siena D.
This is the third time I go to this office. I am staying with them. From the front desk to the Dr, this is an outstanding team. Thank you!
Aniley H.
This place si really great, the staff that works there is really friendly
Jairo M.
Dr. Levenka and the entire staff are the best! I have had a lot of restorative work done by Dr Levenka. She is gentle and thorough with the end result being better than what I hoped for. From the […]
Patricia K.
I highly highly recommend this dental office to anyone! The office staff is absolutely amazing and friendly. They talk you about everything they will do and suggest you do. U walk out with pricing of […]
Xiomara A.
Professional, talented, timely
Roseann P.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (954) 417-6146
Our Location