Do You Have Sore Gums?

Affordable Lafayette Dentistry Every Boulder County 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 Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry, we routinely discover gingivitis in Boulder County clients who are not even aware they have the condition.

The first signs of gingivitis are swollen, sore gums.

It is important for our Boulder County dental patients to understand that it is not normal for gums to bleed when they are brushed or flossed. If you haven’t had an oral examination in a while and live in the Boulder County area, call Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry at 303-665-5335.  Dr. Gordon West thoroughly exams teeth and gums and takes time to discuss the results and recommendations with each Boulder County dentistry patient.

Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry is a full-service dental practice at 1140 West S. Boulder Rd, Suite 201 in Lafayette. We provide comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry for clients who live in Boulder County and the nearby communities of Longmont, Louisville and Broomfield.

During your dentist consultation, we can discuss any cosmetic or restorative procedures in which you are interested. Some of the Boulder County 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 303-665-5335 or visiting us online at