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If you struggle to maintain consistently good oral hygiene practices your chances of tartar developed on your teeth near the gumline will increase significantly. If it’s not remediated by a professional dental cleaning at Dr. Glen Fung’s dental office the constant bacterial presence near your gums can lead to periodontal disease.

If the earliest symptoms of gingivitis aren’t recognized and treated, the periodontal inflammation can progress. This often comes in the form of inflamed gums that bleed easily when brushing and flossing. Gingivitis can also be accompanied by persistent bad breath.

Without professional treatment, gingivitis inflammation can lead to the more severe and chronic form of periodontal disease, which is known as periodontitis. This can cause your gums to recede from the base of your teeth and even lead to tooth loss. The system inflammation of periodontitis could also cause medical complications and tax your immune system. In time, you could suffer the loss of multiple teeth as an ancillary side effect of chronic periodontitis.

If you are in the Newbury Park, California, area and you have gum health concerns, you should call 805-499-0471 to schedule a dental checkup at Newbury Oaks Dental. Let our team help you have great dental health so you will have a great smile for years to come.