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Remembering to brush your teeth twice each day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste is essential for cleaning plaque and food residue from the surfaces and contours of your teeth. Your daily routine also needs to include thoroughly flossing between each of your teeth and along the gumline at least once each day.

If these latent bacterial deposits are not removed with consistency, they can gradually start to harden into tartar near the gumline. As it continues to accumulate, it could lead to the periodontal inflammation associated with the early stages of gum disease.

Early signs of a gum health issue could include periodontal tissues that appear inflamed or bleed easily when you brush and floss. In many of these cases early problems with gingivitis might also causes bad breath.

If you have a gum disease concern, it’s best to schedule an appointment with dentist like Dr. Kerry Olszewski. After assessing the health of your gums she will present you with a treatment plan designed to remove hardened tartar and clear away any other residual deposits.

Going forward concentrated focus in your oral hygiene routine and remembering to attend your regularly scheduled dental checkups will help keep your teeth free from hardened tartar, while also monitoring the overall health of your gums.

If you live in the Mill Creek, Washington, area and you have gum disease concerns, you should call 425-337-5549 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Mill Creek General Dentistry.