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Gingivitis is the earliest form of periodontal disease, which typically causes inflamed gums that bleed easily and often leads to chronic bad breath. Without professional treatment, it can worsen into the more severe form of gum disease which is known as periodontitis.

If you have periodontal health concerns the wisest course of action is to schedule an appointment with a dentist like Dr. David G. Ogle, Samuel E. Schmitz, William R. Hart, & David Fickas. After assessing the overall health of your gums they will present you with an effective treatment plan.

Treating gingivitis often starts with a dental cleaning treatment. Once all traces of tartar have been removed from your teeth they might advise you to make conscious improvements in your daily oral hygiene routine.

Oftentimes making improvements in your daily flossing technique are required to clean away plaque and food particles before they can develop into tartar. When flossing you should start by wrapping the strand of dental floss around your fingers before gripping a small section.

You can then gently insert the floss between two teeth and curve it slightly to maximize contact. Multiple sweeps might be needed to clean the spaces between your larger teeth. You also need to remember to floss into the gumline and behind your rear molars.

A vigorous rinse with antiseptic mouthwash might also help clear away loosened food particles while also reducing the bacterial population in your mouth.

If you live in the Newburgh, Indiana, area and you are experiencing symptoms of gingivitis, you should call 812.853.3313 for diagnosis and treatment at Family Dentistry.