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Your daily routine needs to include thoroughly brushing your teeth each morning and night as well as making a conscious effort to floss at least once per day. This is essential for removing plaque and unwanted food material before it can harden into tartar at the base of your teeth.

As this plaque starts to accumulate near the gumline it can increase your chances of suffering from gum disease. Early symptoms of a problem like this can come in the form of inflamed gums that bleed easily when brushing and flossing. It might also be accompanied by chronic bad breath.

Without professional treatment from our periodontist, Dr. Seth Rush your gingivitis, which is the early form of gum disease could become periodontitis. At the early stages, your treatment may include a thorough dental cleaning followed up with general improvements in your daily oral hygiene efforts. Periodontitis can cause your gums to recede from the base of your teeth and even lead to tooth loss. The inflammation associated with this level of gum disease could also cause complications for your overall health.

If you are in the Kansas City, Missouri, area and you have been experiencing the early signs and symptoms of gum disease, you should call 816-444-8822 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Dr. Seth Rush.