Bleeding Gums After Your 6-Month Cleaning?

Bleeding Gums After Your 6-Month Cleaning?

Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are essential for optimal dental health. However, some dental patients in the Boulder County, Louisville, and Broomfield area worry because their gums tend to bleed after a thorough cleaning.

Is this a problem? Well, it depends. If your gums bleed for a day or two after your cleaning, it isn’t really a problem. But, if the bleeding and tenderness lasts longer, you really need to return to your Boulder dentist and discuss the possibility of periodontal disease.

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, occurs when plaque builds up along the gum line. You might also experience bad breath, painful chewing, and loose teeth.

Hi, I’m Dr. Gordon West of Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Lafayette. Avoiding gum disease is just one of the many important goals I have for my Boulder and Broomfield patients. Along with optimum dental health, I also seek to give my patients the beautiful smiles they desire through cosmetic dentistry including porcelain veneers, crowns, dental bonding, and teeth whitening.

Our top services here at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry include:

sedation dentistry
prepless veneers
dental crowns
Invisalign clear braces
teeth whitening

Feel free to look us up on the web or call (720) 306-8057 today.

Top 5 Dental Dos And Don’ts

Top 5 Dental Dos And Don'ts

Welcome to our blog and thanks for stopping by. Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry wants to offer you some easy hints when caring for your teeth.

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1.Do… remember you are just wiping the plaque away before it turns to tartar. A gentle toothbrushing at the correct angle can gently wipe the bacteria away. Once plaque has settled into tartar, no amount of scrubbing at home can responsibly remove it.
Don’t… scrub your teeth and gums until your gums recede and expose parts of your tooth you don’t want exposed.

2.Do… remember your gums need to be cared for. Proper brushing and regular flossing can keep your gums healthy and strong.
Don’t… wait to see your a dental professional about sore or bleeding gums, tooth sensitivity or mouth sores.

3.Do… create a routine for brushing and flossing that leaves ample time to spend a full two minutes gently cleaning all the nooks and crannies of your delicate mouth.
Don’t… forget to have a new floss package ready to use when your current one runs out. Waiting days to get to the store for more can disrupt a good routine.

4.Do… make regular dental visits for cleaning and examination by a professional. Call Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry to set up your initial consultation today. We’ve got the phones ready! Cancer screenings, cavity checks and removal of tartar from the teeth are vital to maintaining a healthy mouth.
Don’t… worry if you don’t have the healthiest of mouths. Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry can help you get back on track. Whether you’re looking for sedation dentistry, prepless veneers, or dental crowns, we can restore what has been lost or counsel with you on the best options. If Invisalign clear braces or teeth whitening is what it takes, then we are equipped and ready to serve the Boulder County, Louisville, Broomfield communities.

5.Do… enjoy your mouth and all the wonders it is capable of.
Don’t… put off coming in to find out about the possibility and cost of cosmetic dentistry, implants, veneers, braces, etc.

Dr. Gordon West
Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry
1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201
Lafayette, Colorado zip code 80026

Common Myths about Lafayette Family Cosmetic Dentistry

Common Myths about Lafayette Family Cosmetic Dentistry Myth #1: Cosmetic Dentistry is Never Necessary for a Healthy Smile

Many so-called Boulder cosmetic dental procedures are not solely cosmetic. Longmont dental procedures such as tooth replacement are smile-enhancing and, more importantly, prevent many potential problems such as tooth movement, bone loss and difficulty chewing and speaking.

Myth #2: A Louisville Dental Bridge is the Only Way to Replace a Missing Tooth

Dental bridges are a Lafayette dental cosmetic procedure that have been used for many years with success. However, dental implants are often a better choice for replacing one or more missing teeth. Dental implants have many advantages for Broomfield dental patients. They feel like natural teeth, they are stronger, and they are easier to clean than dental bridges. Colorado tooth implants can also be used to anchor dentures or partial dentures.

Myth #3: At-Home Kits are as Effective for Louisville Tooth Whitening Than a Professional Dental Solution

At Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry, we offer our Boulder dental patients teeth whitening treatments that provide a much greater level of whiteness than at-home kits. At-home kits may remove surface stains, but they do not provide optimum results and can often lead to uneven coloring.

Myth #4: Dental Bonding is the Best Way to Fix a Chipped Tooth.

Dental bonding can restore the shape of a tooth, but may not be the best long-term solution. If you have a damaged tooth, you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Call us at 720-862-3630 to set up an appointment so we can determine the best solution for you.

Myth #5: Longmont Braces are the Only Way to Straighten Teeth

Braces are often part of a transforming dental makeover for our Boulder teens and adults alike. However, if your teeth are only slightly crooked, Invisalign invisible braces can dramatically improve your smile.

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Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry
1140 West S. Boulder Rd, Suite 201
Lafayette Colorado 80026