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The periodontal inflammation of gingivitis is often heralded by gums that bleed easily, appear red, and possible chronic bad breath issues. It is often the result of the prolonged presence of hardened tartar near the gumline.

If you are concerned about the health of your gums, you need to schedule a dental checkup with a professionally trained dentist like Dr. Don Schiess. If it’s caught early he might be able to treat gingivitis with a professional dental cleaning. This will remove all traces of hardened tartar from your teeth and gumline.

Once your teeth have been fully cleaned of bacterial material, you will need to apply increased focus in your daily oral hygiene routine to help keep gingivitis from redeveloping. This includes brushing your teeth each morning and night, as well as flossing at least once. This will help clear away plaque and residual food material before they can redevelop into hardened tartar.

Your routine dental checkups at Open Door Family Dentistry are also important for maintaining the health of your periodontal tissues. While cleaning away any signs of hardened tartar he will also check to make sure gingivitis has not redeveloped.

If you live in the Medford, Oregon, area and you have gingivitis concerns, you should call 541-773-4073 to schedule a dental checkup at Open Door Family Dentistry.