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Maintaining a consistently healthy mouth goes beyond simple cavity prevention. It also includes maintaining healthy gums as well as other oral tissues. Performing an effective oral hygiene routine each day calls for brushing your teeth each morning and evening, as well as making sure to thoroughly floss at least once each day.

When bacterial deposits like plaque and residual food particles remain in your mouth, they can gradually harden into tartar near the gumline. As it continues to develop the presence of this bacterial matter can significantly increase your chances of suffering from gingivitis and other forms of gum disease.

Initial symptoms of gingivitis often include chronic bad breath, as well as gums that look inflamed. Many people with gingivitis also notice that their gums bleed easily while performing their daily routine.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you can schedule an appointment with a dentist like Dr. Ronald A. Williams as soon as possible. Once he has assessed the health of your gums our dentist will explain your treatment options.

With early detection, gingivitis might be treated with a dental cleaning or other treatments intended to fully clear away all traces of hardened tartar from your teeth. Preventing the recurrence of gum disease starts with increased focus in your daily flossing efforts as well as remembering to thoroughly floss along the gumline and behind each of your back molars.

If you live in the Davison, Michigan, area and you have bleeding gums, you should call 810.653.3503 to seek diagnosis and treatment at The Art of Dentistry.