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Problems with gum disease and periodontal inflammation are often related to poor oral hygiene practices or inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene regimen. If residual sugar, food particles, and plaque buildup aren’t removed from your mouth on a regular basis, they can increase the plaque acids in your mouth while also encouraging tartar development near the gumline.

Brushing your teeth each morning and night can remove a significant amount of bacterial matter from the surfaces of your teeth. Using a fluoridated toothpaste also helps keep your tooth enamel strong and healthy.

It’s also important to thoroughly floss your teeth at least once each day. Make sure to floss along the gumline as well as behind each of your rear molars. This will help to remove residual food material and plaque before they can harden into tartar.

Your regularly schedule dental checkups at Boyle Dentistry are also important for maintaining a healthy mouth. The cleaning portion of the appointment will remove any hardened tartar from your teeth. The following dental exam will also be monitoring the health of your teeth, gums, and other important oral tissues.

If you live in the Mechanicsville, Virginia, area and you have an oral health concern, you should call 804-569-0530 to schedule a dental exam and cleaning at Boyle Dentistry.