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The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice and flossing at least once each day as the foundation of an effective daily oral hygiene routine. If you are lax in performing this basic regimen the residual food particles and plaque left in your mouth can harden into bacteria-rich tartar.

As this happens your mouth is left at increasing risk of suffering the gum inflammation condition which is known as gingivitis. This can cause your periodontal tissues to look red and cause them bleed easily during brushing and flossing.

If it is caught early gingivitis can be countered by a thorough dental cleaning at Dr. Christopher J. Hall’s dental office. This will remove all traces of hardened tartar from your teeth and gumline. Dr. Christopher J. Hall can then advise you of the necessary improvements needed in your oral hygiene routine. In many cases, this can effectively reverse the effects of gingivitis and help you prevent future occurrences.

If it isn’t treated or you fail to maintain consistent improvements in your daily oral hygiene routine, gingivitis symptoms can progress into the dangerous condition which is known as periodontitis. This severe periodontal infection can cause your gums to recede, lead to a severe infection in the roots or your teeth, cause the loss of multiple teeth, and impact other medical conditions.

If you live in the Bozeman, Montana, area and you are concerned about the health of your gums, you should call 406-586-2117 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Hays Dental Group, LLC.