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Your periodontal tissues play several important roles in the overall health and function of your mouth. Not only do they help hold your teeth in place, but your gums also appear in your smile. Periodontal health problems like gingivitis and other forms of gum disease can cause discomfort and lead to other oral health problems. Many of these conditions are linked to poor oral hygiene practices that allow tartar to harden on teeth near the gumline.

At first you might notice your gums bleed easier after brushing and flossing. This might also be accompanied by gums that look inflamed as well as problems with chronic bad breath. With early diagnosis, Dr. Nathan Lester might be able to treat gingivitis with a thorough dental cleaning treatment. Then he can advise you on the proper improvements needed to prevent gingivitis from recurring.

This often calls for brushing your teeth twice per day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a brand of toothpaste that has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This ensures that it has been tested and researched by the ADA for safe and effective oral use. You should then make an effort to floss between each of your teeth as well as the gum line. Be sure to remember to floss behind each of your rear molars.

If you are in the Evanston, Wyoming, area and you have periodontal health concerns, you should call 307-365-1472 to schedule a dental checkup at Wyoming Dental Specialties.