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Gum disease is an all-too-common oral health malady afflicting millions of Americans every year. The earliest stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis. Common symptoms include inflamed looking gums, bad breath and gums that tend to bleed during your daily oral hygiene routine.

It is primarily caused when poor oral hygiene habits fail to remove plaque and food material from your teeth. In a short amount of time, these substances can harden into bacterial calculus. The constant presence at the gum line leads to gingivitis inflammation.

Most of the time gingivitis can be countered by a thoroughly dental cleaning performed at Dr. Hetal Rana’s Roseville, California clinic. This will remove all traces of bacteria-rich calculus. Dr. Hetal Rana 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.

Brushing twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and abrasive toothpaste will help remove plaque and residual food matter from the faces of your teeth. It’s important to concentrate on brushing each tooth in a small circular motion. You should then floss each evening after you are done eating for the day.

Attending a dental exam and cleaning with Dr. Hetal Rana, will remove all traces of tartar from your mouth, while also monitoring the health of your gums.

If you are concerned that you might be developing gingivitis, you should call 916-774-4499 to schedule an appointment at Dr. Hetal Rana’s Roseville, California dental offices.