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Periodontal disease often starts out as the moderate gum inflammation of gingivitis. Common symptoms often involve gums to look inflamed that also tend to bleed easily when brushing and flossing. Many gum disease sufferers also struggle to deal with chronic bad breath.

Remembering to brush your teeth each morning and night can help remove a significant amount of bacterial matter from the surfaces and contours of your teeth. Applying a fluoride toothpaste that has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance also helps you maintain strong tooth enamel.

An effective oral hygiene routine also calls for thoroughly floss your teeth at least once each day. You need to also remember to floss along the gumline as well as behind each of your rear molars. Removing residual food material and plaque from these areas will help reduce your chances of suffering from cavities and gum disease.

Having a routine dental checkup performed twice each year by a dentist like Dr. Jason M. Peterson is also an essential component of maintaining a healthy mouth. It includes a professional dental cleaning that will remove any hardened tartar from your teeth while also monitoring the general health of your mouth.

If you live in the Idaho Falls, Idaho, area and you have an oral health concern, you should call 208.524.3400 to schedule a dental exam and cleaning at Jason M. Peterson, DDS