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Healthy gums play a large role in maintaining strong teeth and a healthy mouth. A consistent daily oral hygiene regimen that focuses on brushing your teeth each morning and evening, and making sure to thoroughly floss at least once per day, is an important step in the process of preventing gum disease.

If bacterial matter like plaque, residual sugar, or food particles linger in your mouth, they could harden into tartar on the bases of your teeth near the gumline. Once this starts to happen it can encourage the periodontal inflammation condition gingivitis.

Early symptoms of a periodontal health problem often includes chronic bad breath, as well as gums that look inflamed and bleed when brushing or flossing. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you should schedule a checkup with an experienced dentist like Dr. Shelby Nelson.

After assessing the health of your gums she can help you understand the most applicable treatment methods. This often involves a thorough dental cleaning or other treatments to eradicate all traces of hardened tartar from your teeth.

This often calls for improving your flossing technique as well as remembering to thoroughly floss along the gumline, and behind each of your rear molars. If you live in the Fort Worth, Texas, area and you have bleeding gums, you should call 817-738-2334 to seek diagnosis and treatment at Custom Periodontics.