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Your daily routine needs to consist of brushing twice a day and flossing at least once to clear away stray food particles and plaque from your teeth. If you are sometimes lax to perform these essential oral hygiene measures, the lingering bacterial deposits can gradually harden into tartar near the gumline. As it continues to accumulate it can eventually lead to the inflammation of gum disease.

Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease, it typically causes the gums to bleed easily as well as appear inflamed. Many gingivitis sufferers also struggle with chronic bad breath.

If you are concerned about the health of your gums, it’s best to schedule an appointment with a periodontist like Dr. Sam Markzar. If gum disease is caught early he might be able to clear away the hardened tartar with a professional cleaning treatment.

After all traces of hardened tartar have been removed, improved focus in your oral hygiene habits will help prevent recurrence of gingivitis. Thoroughly brushing your teeth each morning and night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste will help clear away plaque and food particles from the surfaces of your teeth. Remembering to floss between each of your teeth and along the gumline is also an essential component for tartar prevention.

If you live in the Beverly Hills, California, area and you have noticed early symptoms of gum disease, you should call 310-360-7570 to set up an appointment at Beverly Hills Periodontal Arts and Implants.