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The periodontal inflammation of gingivitis can cause problems with chronic bad breath as well as gums that bleed easily. This early stage of gum disease can often be attributed to poor oral hygiene habits that may lead to accumulations of hardened tartar near the gumline.

If you are concerned about the health or appearance of your gums, you should schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Daniel McKay. With an early diagnosis, a case of gingivitis can often be treated by a thorough dental cleaning.

Once all the bacterial deposits have been removed from your teeth our dentist can help you understand any improvements you need to make to your daily oral hygiene routine.

Making sure to brush your teeth each morning and night as well as remembering to floss between each of your teeth and gumline every day may go a long way toward removing plaque and food particles before they can develop into hardened tartar. Having a dental checkup performed twice a year can also serve to clean away any traces of hardened tartar while also to monitoring the health of your teeth and gums.

If you are in the Seattle, Washington area and you are concerned about the health of your gums you should call 206-381-3055 to set up an appointment at Daniel McKay, DDS Cosmetic & General Dentistry.