Do You Have Sore Gums?

Categories: Dental Health

Affordable Arlington Dentistry Every Fort Worth 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 Stephen Ratcliff, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we routinely discover gingivitis near Fort Worth clients who are not even aware they have the condition.

The first signs of gingivitis are swollen, sore gums.

It is important for our Grapevine and Grand Prairie 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 Fort Worth area, call Stephen Ratcliff, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at 817-274-7875.  Dr. Stephen Ratcliff thoroughly exams teeth and gums and takes time to discuss the results and recommendations with each Fort Worth dentistry patient.

Stephen Ratcliff, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is a full-service dental practice at 909 W Mitchell St in Arlington. We provide comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry for clients who live near Fort Worth and the nearby communities of Mansfield, Grapevine and Grand Prairie.

During your dentist consultation, we can discuss any cosmetic or restorative dentistry procedures in which you are interested. Some of the Fort Worth procedures that we use to create perfect smiles are porcelain veneers, orthodontics, dental implants and teeth whitening. 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 817-274-7875 or visiting us online at