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Your daily oral hygiene routine of brushing twice and flossing your teeth at least once each day is very important for maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. If bacterial deposits are allowed to accumulate on your teeth and near the gumline, it can significantly increase your chances of suffering from cavities and gum disease.

As hardened tartar starts to build up near the gumline it invites the mild inflammation of gingivitis. This can cause your gums to bleed easily during brushing and flossing, while also contributing to chronic bad breath.

With early detection, gingivitis might be treated by a thorough dental cleaning at Dr. Emanuel Amato ’s dental office. This treatment will remove hardened tartar reducing the total bacterial exposure to your periodontal tissues. Concerted improvements to your daily oral hygiene routine can then help prevent further recurrence of gingivitis.

If it is warranted Dr. Emanuel Amato can help advise you on the necessary changes to improve the effectiveness of your daily oral hygiene routine. This might include replacing your toothbrush more often, improving your flossing technique, or using high-quality oral care products that have earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance.

If you live in the Chandler, Arizona, area and you have concerns about the health of your gums, you should call 480-413-1100 to schedule a dental checkup with the oral care specialists at Chandler Family Dental Care.