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A consistent daily dental hygiene routine helps remove bacteria from your mouth before they can harden into tartar. When bacteria-rich substances start to accumulate near the gumline, it can raise your chances of sustaining damage from gum disease and other periodontal health complications. Here at Adkins Dentistry, we want you to have the top dental care for you and your smile. With more information on gum disease, we hope you will take more caution with your oral health care.

One of the earliest forms of gum disease is gingivitis. The most common symptoms often include inflamed periodontal tissues and/or gums that bleed easily when flossing and brushing. Chronic bad breath problems are another factor in the beginning of gingivitis.

Gingivitis can often be treated with early detection at an examination with Dr. Bradley Adkins and a professional cleaning. Our dental professionals can help you improve your daily oral hygiene routine if there are areas that are lacking. We want to help specify these areas so as to prevent gum disease from developing in the future or treat any signs of this gum disease.

If left untreated, gingivitis can escalate into periodontitis, a more dangerous form of gum disease. When your gum tissues have more inflammation and infection, it can result in your gums receding from the base of your teeth. This is where pockets of infection can form spreading towards the roots of your teeth.

This infection can result in bone loss near your roots structures. If you have medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and you’re at risk of stroke, any inflammation associated with chronic gum disease can also affect these areas. Speak to our dental professionals at our office in New Bern, North Carolina, if you are concerned about the health of your gums and how you can further protect them by calling 252-633-2876 today! Adkins Dentistry will be more than happy to help better your smile!