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If you sometimes struggle to remember to brush your teeth each morning and night, or you often forget to thoroughly floss your teeth, lingering bacterial deposits in your mouth could harden into tartar on your teeth. The persistent presence of this bacterial material near the periodontal tissues could easily contribute to the development of gum disease.

If it’s left untreated the mild periodontal inflammation of gingivitis can worsen into a more serious form of gum disease. This condition, which is known as periodontitis could cause your periodontal tissues to recede from the base of your teeth.

When this happens small, concentrated pockets of infection can start to accumulate near the roots of multiple teeth. In time, this can eventually lead to tooth loss.

Newly developed research has also found a relationship between chronic periodontitis and other medical conditions. The system inflammation can potentially increase your chances of suffering from heart disease, diabetes, and increased risk of stroke.   

If you have noticed pink discharge during your oral hygiene routine, your gums look inflamed, or you’ve been struggling with chronic bad breath problems, you should schedule a dental checkup at Scott A. Young, DDS. If Dr. Scott A. Young identifies gum disease problems, he can help you understand your treatment options.

If you live in the Charlotte, North Carolina area and you are concerned about the health of your gums, you should call 704-541-5900 to schedule a dental checkup at Scott A. Young, DDS’s dental office.