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Gums to bleed easily while brushing and flossing and chronic problems with bad breath often herald the early stages of gingivitis. This early stage of gum disease is often related to poor oral hygiene habits that allow tartar to accumulate near the gumline.

If you have noticed anything abnormal with the health of your gums, it’s best to seek out a professional diagnosis from a doctor like Dr. David E. Pearson. In many of these cases, the inflammation of gingivitis can be remediated, by a professional dental cleaning. 37

After the bacterial deposits have been removed from your teeth and gumline, you will need to make consistent improvements in your daily oral hygiene routine. Remembering to brush your teeth twice each day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste helps remove bacterial deposits from the faces and contours of your teeth. You also need to remember to thoroughly floss between each of your teeth and along the gumline once each day.

Without timely treatment, the periodontal inflammation of gingivitis can gradually worsen into the more severe form of gum disease known as periodontitis. As the bacterial presence in your gums continues to increase it can cause your gumline to recede and allowing pockets can accumulate near the roots of your teeth. In time this could result in the loss of multiple teeth and compromised oral bone structure.

If you live in the Lawrenceville, Georgia, region and you have gum health concerns, you should call 770.995.9051 to schedule an appointment at David E. Pearson DMD PC.