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When you eat a meal or drink a sugary beverage it can leave minute deposits in your mouth, even after you have swallowed. If food particles, a sugar residue, and plaque are not removed from your teeth by brushing your teeth and flossing each evening, they could gradually start to harden into tartar while also producing increased plaque acids.

If this continues to occur on a regular basis, it could leave you at increased risk of suffering from cavities on multiple teeth as well as other oral health problems.

As hardened tartar starts to buildup on the base of your teeth near the gumline it can greatly increase your chances of suffering from gum disease.

Early symptoms of a problem with your periodontal health could include gums that bleed easily when you brush and floss, gums that appear inflamed, and chronic bad breath. These telltale signs of gingivitis should prompt you to seek preventative treatment from a dentist like Dr. William G. Kaylakie

If it’s caught early, this gum inflammation condition might be treated by a comprehensive dental cleaning as well as consistent improvements in your daily oral hygiene routine.

If you live in the Austin, Texas, area and you are concerned about the health of your gums, you should call 512-831-5887 to schedule a dental checkup with the oral care professionals at William G. Kaylakie DMD.