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Gingivitis is the earliest phase of gum disease. It is primarily caused by a buildup of hardened tartar at the base the teeth near your gumline. At first, it could cause your periodontal tissues to look inflamed, or cause them to bleed easily when brushing and flossing. This might also include struggles with chronic bad breath.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you should schedule a dental checkup with an experienced dentist like Dr. Ali M Arastu.

With early diagnosis, Dr. Ali M Arastu might be able to treat gingivitis with a professional dental cleaning. This will remove all traces of hardened tartar from your teeth and gumline.

Increased focus on your daily oral hygiene regimen will help keep gingivitis from redeveloping. This includes brushing your teeth twice each day as well as flossing at least once. This will help clear away plaque and residual food material before they can redevelop into hardened tartar.  

Your routine dental exam and cleanings with Dr. Ali M Arastu are also important for maintaining the health of your periodontal tissues. While cleaning away any signs of hardened tartar he will also check to make sure gingivitis has not redeveloped.

If you live in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area and you have gingivitis concerns, you should call 215-463-6677 to schedule a dental checkup at Periodontal Consultants.