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Stray food particles and plaque buildup in your mouth can leave you with bad breath and lead to other oral health problems. If your daily oral hygiene routine fails to thoroughly remove these materials they could harden into tartar at the gum line.

When this happens, you are at increased risk of suffering the gum inflammation condition known as gingivitis. This can cause your gums to look red and bleed easily when performing your daily oral hygiene routine.

If it is caught early gingivitis can be countered by a thorough dental cleaning at Dr. Todd A. Williams’s clinic in Dallas, Texas. This will remove all traces of bacterial tartar. Dr. Todd A. Williams can then help you make the necessary improvements to your oral hygiene routine. In many cases, this can effectively reverse the effects of gingivitis and help you prevent future occurrences.

Focusing on brushing twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and abrasive toothpaste will help remove plaque and residual food matter from the faces and contours of your teeth. You should then floss each evening after you are done eating for the day.

If you are concerned that you might be developing gingivitis, you should call 214-691-0101 to schedule an appointment at Dr. Todd A. Williams’s Dallas, Texas dental offices.