Every Anchorage 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 Excellence In Dentistry, we routinely discover gingivitis in Anchorage clients who are not even aware they have the condition.

The first signs of gingivitis are swollen, sore gums.

It is important for our Palmer and Southern Alaska cosmetic 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 Anchoarge area, call Excellence In Dentistry at (907) 349-0022.  Dr. Kirk Johnson thoroughly exams teeth and gums and takes time to discuss the results and recommendations with each Anchorage dentistry patient.

Excellence In Dentistry is a full-service dental practice at 1000 East O’Malley, Suite 101 in Anchorage. We provide comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry for clients who live in Anchorage and the nearby communities of Wasilla, Palmer and Southern Alaska.

During your dental consultation, we can discuss any cosmetic or restorative dentistry procedures in which you are interested. Some of the Anchorage 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 (907) 349-0022 or visiting us online at anchoragesmiles.com.