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Hardened tartar can form on your teeth near the gumline as a result of an inadequate daily oral hygiene routine. As it starts to build up the bacterial presence in the periodontal tissues can cause the inflammation and potential infection of gum disease.

The early form of gum disease, which is known as gingivitis, can often be remediated by a professional dental cleaning at Dr. Jerry Butler’s Boone, North Carolina dental office.

Once the bacterial inflammation fades you can maintain good periodontal health with consistent improvements in your daily oral hygiene routine. This includes special focus when brushing twice and flossing once each day.

It’s also important to floss behind your last tooth as well as the gumline. This is an area that is often ignored but can harbor significant food particles, plaque, and tartar.

Your routine dental checkup with Dr. Jerry Butler will also help monitor the health of your gums to prevent further recurrence of gingivitis.

After you’re done brushing and flossing, you can then rinse your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash. This will help to clear away any loosened food particles and kill some of the bacteria in your mouth.

If you live in the Boone, North Carolina, area and you have gingivitis concerns, you should call (828) 264-5858 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Jerry L. Butler, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.