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Gum disease can vary in severity and eventually lead to significant symptoms and complications to your oral health. Left untreated, a severe form of gum disease can develop, causing infection, tooth loss, and other medical complications.

It typically starts out as the mild inflammation condition which is known as gingivitis. This can cause your gums to look inflamed, and bleed easily after brushing and flossing. If you notice some pink discharge after brushing, and flossing, or chronic bad breath, you should schedule a dental checkup with Dr. Farshid Ariz.

Early treatment of gingivitis often calls for a thorough dental cleaning to remove all traces of hardened tartar from your teeth and gum line.

Once this is done, you can prevent recurrence with improved oral hygiene habits. This starts with following the American Dental Associations guidelines for brushing your teeth twice and flossing once each day. This will help clear away plaque and residual food material from between your teeth and along the gum line.

Attending your regular dental checkups with Dr. Farshid Ariz every six months will help keep your teeth free from tartar buildup. At the same time, he will also monitor your gums to make sure gingivitis has not redeveloped.

If you live in the West Los Angeles, California, area and you are concerned about the health of your gums, you can call 310-826-3399 to schedule a dental checkup at Farshid Ariz D.M.D..