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The effectiveness and consistency of your daily oral hygiene routine weighs heavily in the overall health of your mouth. If you don’t brush your teeth each morning and evening or you have a bad habit of forgetting to thoroughly floss at least once per day, bacterial deposits will likely remain in your mouth.

In time plaque, food particles, and residual sugar can harden into bacteria rich tartar near the gumline. Once this happens your chances of suffering from the periodontal inflammation of gingivitis will increase.

Without treatment at Periodontal Consultants gingivitis can potentially worsen into the more severe form of periodontal disease of periodontitis. This chronic form of gum disease can cause your gums to gradually recede from the base of your teeth. This can cause small pockets of infection to accumulate deep in your gums near the roots of your teeth.

The constant bacterial presence in these areas can gradually start to compromise the relationship between your teeth and the once healthy bone structure of your mouth. This could eventually weaken the roots of your teeth, increasing your chances of losing multiple teeth.

In time it could lead to multiple cases of tooth loss as well as other oral health complications. It’s also worth noting that recent research has found a relationship between certain medical conditions, like heart disease or diabetes, and the systemic inflammation of chronic periodontal disease.

If you live in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area and you have concerns about the health of your gums, you should call 215-463-6677 to schedule a dental checkup with Dr. Ali M Arastu and his team.