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Your daily oral hygiene regimen of brushing each morning and night, as well as remembering to floss at least once each day is absolutely essential for removing food particles and plaque from your teeth and gumline. If you fail to maintain these habits consistently and effectively the bacterial deposits in your mouth can harden into tartar.

As this starts to happen, it can lead to periodontal inflammation, which causes your gums to look red, or cause them to bleed easily during your daily oral hygiene routine. Many gingivitis sufferers also experience chronic bad breath problems.

Fortunately, your regularly scheduled dental checkup at Culebra North Dental Care’s dental office, can catch gingivitis symptoms can worsen into the condition known as periodontitis.

If the periodontal inflammation is not professionally remediated, it can gradually start to cause your gums to pull back from the bases of your teeth. This can cause an infection to build up near the roots of your teeth.

As time goes on this condition, which is known as periodontitis, can start to weaken the roots of your teeth. In time, it could even cause a loss of bone structure in the underlying tissues.

At the same time, continuing research has found an association between the systemic inflammation of chronic gum disease and other medical conditions like increased risk of stroke, heart disease, and complications related to diabetes.

If you are in the San Antonio, Texas, region and you have gum health concerns, you should call 210-680-1550 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jonathan E. Quillian.