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Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease. Typical symptoms include chronic bad breath as well as gums that tend to bleed easily after brushing and flossing. It’s primarily caused by inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine that allow hardened tartar to form at the gumline. This often results in gums that look red and inflamed.

Fortunately, seeking timely professional treatment at Riverdale Dental Arts can remediate the problem before it escalates into a more serious infection. This typically starts with a thorough dental cleaning and checkup to remove all traces of tartar.

Dr. Sheldon Kupferman will then give you special insight to help improve your oral hygiene habits. Without these basic improvements, tartar could form on your teeth and you could suffer a recurrence of gingivitis.

Without treatment and improved oral hygiene, gingivitis can develop into the most dangerous form of gum disease, which is known as periodontitis. This could cause tooth loss and even affect other medical conditions.

If you live in the Riverdale, New York, area and you have gingivitis concerns, you should call 718-548-1148 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment with Dr. Sheldon Kupferman.