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Periodontal disease is more prevalent in the American population than most people realize. A report published by the American Dental Association estimated that each year 47 percent of adults over 30 years of age have periodontal disease in some form.

This is primarily the result of hardened tartar at the gumline due to an inadequate or inconsistent daily oral hygiene routine. Chronic dry mouth problems, poor oral hygiene practices, tobacco use, and alcohol consumption can also act as increased risk factors for developing periodontal disease.

It often starts out as gingivitis, which causes red and inflamed gums that tend to bleed easily during brushing and flossing. Fortunately, it can often be counteracted with a thorough dental cleaning at William Forero DMD, PA. This will remove all traces of hardened tartar. Our team 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.

Without effective treatment and prevention, gingivitis can exacerbate, developing into the dangerous form of gum disease known as periodontitis.

If you live in the Coral Springs, Florida, area and you have gum health concerns, you should call 954-752-4901 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at William Forero DMD, PA.