The American Dental Association estimates that 47 percent of adults over the age of 30 have some degree of gum disease. This is most often a result of hardened tartar buildup at the gumline that is caused by an inconsistent or inadequate daily oral hygiene routine. Other factors, like tobaccos use, alcohol consumption, and medical conditions, also increase your chances of developing gum disease.
Gum disease in Center Line, Michigan, often starts out as gingivitis. It occurs when plaque and residual food particles are not effectively removed during the twice-daily brushing and daily flossing of your teeth. These substances then harden into tartar, thus exposing your gum tissues to a constant bacterial presence, which leads to inflammation.
Initial symptoms of gingivitis include gums that bleed easily when brushing and flossing as well as bad breath and red or inflamed gums.
In many cases, gingivitis can be counteracted by a thorough dental cleaning with your dentist, Dr. Jack Schwarcz. This will remove all traces of hardened tartar. Our team can then help you make the necessary improvements to your oral hygiene routine. In many cases, this can effectively reverse the effects of gingivitis and help you prevent future occurrences.
If you are concerned that you might be developing gingivitis, you should not delay in contacting Eastside Periodontics at 586-757-5454 to seek timely diagnosis and treatment.