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Chronic inconsistencies with your oral hygiene habits can cause hardened tartar to accumulate on the bases of your teeth near the gumline. Also known as calculus this bacterial material can cause your periodontal tissues to become inflamed. The earliest form of gum disease, which is known as gingivitis can cause your periodontal tissues to bleed easily when brushing and flossing, and might also contribute to chronic bad breath problems.

If it’s caught in a reasonable amount of time, Mill Creek General Dentistry’s dental specialists can clean your teeth to remove all traces of bacterial material. Once this is done, you will need to maintain consistent improvements in your daily oral hygiene habits to avoid future dental complications.

Without professional intervention, gingivitis symptoms can worsen into the more severe form of gum disease known as periodontitis. This can cause your gums to recede from your teeth, causing pockets of infection to form deep in your gums, and potentially lead to multiple cases of tooth loss.

If you live in the Mill Creek, Washington, region and you have been experiencing symptoms of gum disease, you should call 425-337-5549 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kerry Olszewski. Our team of dental professionals will be happy to help you with you and your smile today!