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The gumline, where your teeth meet your periodontal tissues, is often a place that can trap plaque buildup and food particles. Even if you brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day, you can still miss some plaque, which can eventually harden into tartar. The presence of plaque and tartar near the gums can eventually lead to the inflammation related to gum disease.

Early signs that you are developing gingivitis typically includes gums that bleed easily when you brush and floss, gums that are tender or inflamed, and the presence of chronic bad breath. If gum disease is caught in a reasonable amount of time our dentist, Dr. Shuyuan Julian Yang might be able to remediate the problem. This might call for a comprehensive dental cleaning or a scaling and root planing treatment. Once the plaque and tartar have been removed, you will need to practice a consistent daily oral hygiene routine. This is essential for preventing the recurrence of gingivitis. Be sure to also brush and floss the area behind each of your molars as well as making a conscious effort to floss along the gumline.

If you live in the Parsippany, New Jersey, area and you are concerned about the health of your gums, you should call 973-263-3006 to set up an appointment at Shuyuan Julian Yang, DDS.