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Ideally, you should brush your teeth twice each day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Your daily brushing efforts should also be followed up by thoroughly flossing between each of your teeth and along the gumline at least once per day. It’s also important to clean the space behind each of your rear molars.

When plaque buildup and food material is not removed from your mouth on a daily basis, the latent bacterial deposits can gradually start to harden into tartar near the gumline. In time this can contribute to the inflammation associated with the early stages of periodontal disease.

The first signs of a problem often involve gum tissues to appear inflamed or bleed easily when brushing and flossing. In many of these cases chronic gum disease also causes bad breath.

If you have noticed symptom like this, it’s best to schedule an appointment with dentist like Dr. Erfan Imeni. After assessing the health of your periodontal he will present you with an effective treatment plan designed to remove hardened tartar and other bacterial deposits.

If further treatments are needed to address infected gum tissues or restore a healthy gumline, he will help you understand your treatment options.

If you live in the Durham, North Carolina, area and you have periodontal health concerns, you should call 919-220-5505 to seek diagnosis and treatment at Smile Design - Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.