Do You Have Sore Gums?

Gum Disease Prevention in Staten Island Every Staten Island general 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 Staten Island Dental Care, we routinely discover gingivitis in patients who are not even aware they have the condition.

The first signs of gingivitis are swollen, sore gums.

It is important for our Staten Island 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 Staten Island area, call Staten Island Dental Care at 718-761-5757. Dr. Frederick Hecht thoroughly exams teeth and gums and takes time to discuss the results and recommendations with each general and family dentistry patient.

Staten Island Dental Care is a full-service dental practice at 1520 Richmond Ave in Staten Island. We provide comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry for clients who live in Staten Island and the nearby communities.

During your dentist consultation, we can discuss any cosmetic or restorative procedures in which you are interested. Some of the 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 718-761-5757 or visiting us online at