If you experience bleeding gums when you brush your teeth, or after eating, it may be a symptom of gingivitis. If this is the case, Denver dentists may want to use a “deep cleaning” treatment. The extent to which the gingivitis has advanced will determine just how pervasive the cleaning will be. If necessary, it can be done over two appointments, with a local anesthetic to make you more comfortable.

Denver dentists will recommend flossing before brushing, to remove the food particles that work with bacteria to wear down gum tissue and lead to gingivitis.