• Gingivitis

  • The phrase “coffee breath” may not be new, but it may be new to you that coffee and gingivitis can go hand in hand. At Patel and Dornhecker Dentistry, we educate our patients so they can be better prepared to take charge of their own dental health.

    GingivitisHow exactly does coffee drinking tie into gingivitis? Coffee promotes the production of tartar and can cause the inflammation of the gums, which can eventually lead to a gap between the teeth and gums. This level of gum disease can be treated and then prevented fairly easily. If left unchecked, however, gingivitis can eventually become periodontitis, or periodontal disease, which is far more difficult t treat and may result in tooth loss.

    Our Gingivitis Checkups

    By educating each patient on his or her risk for gingivitis and other mouth ailments, Patel and Dornhecker are preventing disease and giving their patients more control over their oral health. This results in patients with healthy, beautiful smiles.

    If you feel you are at risk for gingivitis due to coffee drinking, contact Patel and Dornhecker today.