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Gum disease is an inflammation and potential infection of the gum tissues that needlessly afflicts millions of Americans every year. It typically starts out as gingivitis with early symptoms like red or inflamed gums that tend to bleed easily when brushing and flossing. This could also include issues with chronic bad breath.

In many cases, gingivitis can often be reversed by a thorough dental cleaning and checkup at Studio 1 Dental. Then it can be further prevented by making consistent improvements in your daily oral hygiene routine. Consistent improvements in your flossing technique will help remove plaque and food particles from between teeth and along the gumline to prevent hardened tartar from forming.

An effective flossing technique starts by wrapping excess floss around your middle fingers. Then, firmly grip a small section of floss between your thumb and index fingers. Work the floss around your teeth in a C shape. Then, gently clear the space between the teeth by making several small passes along the length of the tooth.

Be sure to also work the floss along your gumline and behind each of your rear molars.

If you’re concerned you might have developed gum disease in Sacramento, California, you should call 916.567.0900 to have it examined and treated at Studio 1 Dental.