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Poor oral hygiene habits often lead to a chronic buildup of tartar on your teeth. Your routine dental checkups are designed to eliminate the bacterial presence before it can affect the sensitive periodontal tissues near the gumline.

Yet even if you make a proactive effort to brush your teeth twice a day and thoroughly floss each evening, there are still certain factors that can heighten your risk of developing periodontal health problems.

Individuals with blood sugar handling issues, including Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes can sometimes be more susceptible to periodontal disease. This is often related to systemic inflammation problems, dietary issues or potential problems with systemic inflammation.

Early symptoms to be wary of often include chronic bad breath, breath with a sweet odor, and gums that bleed easily when you brush and floss your teeth. As periodontal disease continues to develop your gums might also appear red or inflamed, and you might notice your gumline starting to recede a little from your teeth.

If you have noticed any of these symptoms of periodontal disease, you need to seek professional diagnosis and treatment from a dentist like Dr. Jeff Olson. After assessing the severity of the problem he will explain your treatment options.

If you live around the Burnsville, Minnesota, area and you are experiencing periodontal disease symptoms, you should strongly consider calling 952-435-0355 to set up an appointment at Oak Ridge Dental.