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Hardened tartar is a bacteria laden substance that can develop on teeth when your daily oral hygiene routine fails to remove plaque and food residue from your mouth. As it starts to build up near the gumline, it puts your periodontal tissues at increased risk of suffering gingivitis.

This can cause your gums to bleed easily when brushing and flossing. Gingivitis can also cause your gums to appear inflamed as well as promote bad breath complications. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, you should schedule a dental exam and cleaning at Dr. John McMurray‘s dental office. This will remove all traces of tartar from your teeth as well as assess the general health of your gums.

If further treatment is required, he will help you understand your options. In most cases, increased focus on your daily oral hygiene routine can prove sufficient for preventing gingivitis from redeveloping. Without professional treatment and remediation by improved oral hygiene habits, the inflammation of gingivitis can progress into the periodontal health condition known as periodontitis graft.

This severe gum infection can cause your gums to recede, while weakening the roots of your teeth and eventually lead to the loss of multiple teeth. If you are in the Meridian, Idaho, area and you have periodontal health concerns you should call 208-888-3311 to schedule checkup at Legacy Smiles Family Dental today!