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Sometimes even seemingly minor inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine can leave small bacterial deposits on your teeth. In time residual plaque and food material can harden into tartar. As this problem continues to progress it can lead to gingivitis and other gum inflammation issues.

Early symptoms of a problem like this typically include gums that bleed easily, look inflamed and persistent problems with bad breath. If you are concerned about the health of your gums, it’s best to schedule an appointment with a dentist like Dr. Jacob Shrayman.

With timely diagnosis hemight be able to remediate gingivitis with a thorough dental cleaning or root planing treatment. This will remove all traces of hardened tartar from your teeth and gumline to reduce the bacterial presence near the periodontal tissues.

Going forward, you will need to apply increased focus in your daily oral hygiene routine to prevent the redevelopment of gingivitis. This includes brushing your teeth each morning and night, as well as a concerted flossing effort at least once each day. This will help clear away plaque and residual food material before they can redevelop into hardened tartar.  

You will also need to make sure to attend a dental exam and cleaning twice each year. This important appointment will clean away any traces of tartar and bacterial deposits from your teeth while also monitoring the overall health of your mouth.

If you live in the Verona, New Jersey, area and you have gingivitis concerns, you should call 973-239-3555 to schedule an appointment at Jacob Shrayman, DDS.