Inconsistent Flossing Is Often a Factor in Gum Disease Development

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Your daily oral hygiene routine helps to remove bacterial deposits from your mouth before they can harden into tartar. As this bacterial rich substance starts to accumulate near the gumline, it can significantly raise your chances of suffering from gum disease and other periodontal health complications.

A daily oral hygiene routine of brushing twice and flossing at least once each day will help to remove plaque and food particles before they can harden into tartar.

Gingivitis is the earliest form of gum disease. Common symptoms often include gums that bleed easily when brushing and flossing as well as inflamed looking periodontal tissues. This could also be accompanied by chronic bad breath problems.

With early detection, gingivitis can often be treated at Dr. Ali Nia’s dental office with a professional dental cleaning. Afterward, he can then help you improve any areas of your daily oral hygiene routine that might be lacking. This can help prevent gum disease from redeveloping in the future.

Left untreated gingivitis can escalate into the more dangerous form of gum disease known as periodontitis. This level of inflammation and infection in the gum tissues starts to cause the gums to recede from the base of your teeth. Eventually, pockets of infection can form near the roots of your teeth.

As time goes by the chronic gum infection can even result in a loss of bone structure near the roots of your teeth. It’s also worth noting that the system inflammation associated with chronic gum disease can also affect other medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and your risk of stroke.

If you live in Mesa, Arizona, and you are concerned about the health of your gums, you should call 480-730-0500 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Mesa Dental Care.