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Gingivitis is the earliest form of gum disease. It is most often the result of an inconsistent oral hygiene routine allowing tartar to harden on the teeth near the gumline. Early symptoms of gingivitis include gums that bleed easily when brushing and flossing as well as bad breath and red or inflamed gums.

Most of the time gingivitis can be counteracted by a thorough dental cleaning at Rainier Dental Center. This will remove all traces of hardened tartar. Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta 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 food matter from the faces and contours of your teeth. You should then floss each evening after you are done eating for the day.

Attending your biannual dental checkup at Rainier Dental Center, your dentist will remove all traces of tartar from your mouth and monitor the health of your gums.

If you are concerned that you might be developing gingivitis in Seattle, Washington, you should call 206.329.1100 to schedule an appointment at Rainier Dental Center.