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Remembering to brush your teeth each morning and night, as well as making a conscious effort to thoroughly floss at least once each day helps with more than just cavity prevention. Removing plaque, food particles, and sugar residue before they can calcify into tartar at the gum line also helps in the prevention of gum disease

If hardened tartar does start to accumulate near gumline it can easily promote the gum inflammation condition, which is known as gingivitis. This might cause your gums to bleed easily when brushing and flossing or cause chronic bad breath problems.

With early detection and diagnosis, a dentist like Dr. Marcus Lopez might be able to treat gingivitis with a comprehensive dental cleaning. This treatment is designed to remove hardened tartar reducing the total bacterial exposure to your gum tissues.

Afterward, you will need to increase your focus on your daily oral hygiene routine to help prevent further recurrence of gingivitis. This will also include attending a routine dental checkup, every six months at Trecker and Lopez Family Dentistry. This will allow Dr. Marcus Lopez and his staff to clean your teeth and monitor your mouth for any signs of redeveloping gingivitis as well as other oral health problems.

If you live in the Springfield, Massachusetts, area and you have gum disease concerns, you should call 413-782-5159 to schedule a dental checkup with Dr. Marcus Lopez and the staff at Trecker and Lopez Family Dentistry.