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Preventing cavities and gum disease problems starts with brushing your teeth for two minutes each morning and evening, and flossing at least once a day. It’s also important to have a dental checkup by our dentist, Dr. Don Niu. During your appointment, the dentist will clean your teeth while also examining your mouth and teeth for health problems.

If you have noticed that your gums bleed when you brush and floss, you might be experiencing the early stages of gingivitis. Gingivitis can also cause chronic bad breath. If left untreated, this early form of gum disease can gradually develop into periodontitis. This severe infection of the periodontal tissues can cause your gumline to recede and allow pockets of infection to build up near the roots of your teeth.

In time the persistent periodontal inflammation and infection complications could also cause a general depletion in your oral bone structure. This can lead to lost teeth, and other health problems.

Periodontitis treatments can vary depending on severity, and the general health of your mouth. Should you suffer from this severe form of gum disease, Dr. Don Niu can help you understand your possible treatment options.

If you live in the Irvine, California, area and you are concerned about your gums, teeth, or any other aspect of your oral health, you should call 877-396-6899 to schedule an exam at Irvine Dental Group.