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Your daily oral hygiene routine should consist of brushing twice and flossing once each day. This will help remove food particles and plaque from your teeth as well as freshen your breath. Any inconsistencies in this oral hygiene routine can allow hardened tartar to form on your teeth.

When this happens, the bacterial presence at the gumline can promote the inflammation and infection known as gingivitis. Early on this mild form of gum disease can still be treated by a through dental cleaning at Dr. Farshid Ariz’s clinic.

This will remove hardened tartar, reducing the total bacterial exposure to the gums. Concerted improvements to your daily oral hygiene routine can then help prevent further recurrence of gingivitis

If you procrastinate seeking treatment and making oral hygiene improvements gingivitis can escalate into periodontitis. This severe gum infection can cause your gum tissues to recede from your teeth. When this happens, pockets of infection can form near the roots of multiple teeth. In time, this can eventually lead to tooth loss.

Continuing research has also found a relationship between severe gum disease and other medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and increased risk of stroke.

If you live in the West Los Angeles, California area and you have concerns about your gum health, you should call 310-826-3399 to schedule an appointment at Farshid Ariz D.M.D..