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An inconsistent or inadequate daily oral hygiene routine can lead to several potential oral health problems. One of the more serious conditions that can arise is gum disease. Without timely treatment and resolution, it can have several negative side effects and consequences to the health of your mouth and your quality of life.

It starts out as the condition known as gingivitis. This might cause the gums to bleed during brushing and flossing. The gums might also look red or inflamed and you might struggle to deal with chronic bad breath.

Your dentist, Dr. Keven R. Mills, can perform a thorough dental cleaning to professionally remove all traces of tartar from your teeth. With effective improvements and consistency in your daily oral hygiene routine, gingivitis can be reversed and prevented.

Without timely treatment, gingivitis will eventually develop into the more dangerous form of gum disease known as periodontitis. This can cause your gums to recede from the base of your teeth, forming pockets of infection near the roots. Periodontitis can eventually even compromise the bone structure of your jaw, resulting in multiple tooth loss.

If you are concerned that you might have developed gum disease in Granite Bay, California, you should call 916-915-5108 to schedule an appointment at Keven R. Mills, DDS.