Do You Have Sore Gums?

gingivitis Birmingham MI Every dentistry patient’s mouth provides a cozy home for over 600 types of bacteria. If you are diligent about oral hygiene and have healthy gums, these microbes usually don’t affect your health. However, if you have gum disease, bacteria can enter your bloodstream through your gums and cause problems.

Gingivitis is the term for the mild gum disease. At Duffield Dentistry, we routinely discover gingivitis in clients from Birmingham MI and surrounding areas who are not even aware they have the condition.

The first signs of gingivitis are swollen, sore gums.

It is important for our dental patients to understand that it is not normal for gums to bleed when they are brushed or flossed. If you haven’t had a dental exam in a while and live in the Birmingham MI area, call Duffield Dentistry at (248) 721-4502. Family and cosmetic dentist Dr. Larry Duffield thoroughly exams teeth and gums and takes time to discuss the results and recommendations with each Birmingham MI dentistry patient.

Duffield Dentistry is a full-service dental practice at 2009 Crooks Road Royal Oak, MI 48073. We provide comprehensive cosmetic and family dentistry for clients who live in Birmingham MI and the nearby communities.

During your consultation, we can discuss any cosmetic or restorative dentistry procedures in which you are interested. Some of the procedures that we use to create perfect smiles are porcelain veneers, orthodontics, dental implants and tooth bleaching. 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 (248) 721-4502 or visiting us online at

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