The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing at least once. This is a sound preventative measure intended to remove plaque and bacterial deposits from your mouth to help prevent cavities and preserve the health of your gums.

If you take a relaxed stance to your daily oral hygiene routine, the residual bacterial matter can start to harden into tartar. As this continues to happen your gums will be at increased risk of suffering from the periodontal inflammation of gingivitis. This can cause your periodontal tissues to look red and cause them bleed easily during brushing and flossing.

If it is caught early, gingivitis can be countered by a thorough dental cleaning at Dr. Yelena Mullakandova’s dental office. This will remove all traces of hardened tartar from your teeth and gumline. Dr. Yelena Mullakandova can then advise you of the necessary improvements needed in your oral hygiene routine. In many cases, this can effectively reverse the effects of gingivitis and help you prevent future occurrences.

If it isn’t treated or you fail to maintain consistent improvements in your daily oral hygiene routine, gingivitis symptoms can gradually worsen, leading to the severe gum infection of periodontitis. In time this can cause your gums to recede from your teeth, causing a severe infection in the roots or your teeth, cause the loss of multiple teeth, and impact other medical conditions.

If you live in the Glendale, New York, area and you have gum health concerns, you should call 718.821.0170 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Glendale Boutique Dental.