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An inconsistent oral hygiene routine where you fail to brush your teeth each morning and night and floss at least once each day can greatly increase your chances of hardened tartar buildup at the gumline. This, in turn, could greatly increase your chances of suffering from gum disease.

If you also have a bad habit of procrastinating your regularly schedule dental checkups with Dr. Summer Enlow, you could be increasingly prone to suffering from the chronic form of gum disease.

This condition, which is known as periodontitis can cause your gums to slowly recede from the base of your teeth near the gum like. As this starts to occur small pockets of infected material can start to accumulate near the roots of your teeth.

This can gradually compromise multiple teeth and even start to deplete the once healthy bone structure in your mouth. In time you could start to suffer the loss of one or multiple teeth.

Chronic periodontitis can also cause systemic inflammation, which can tax your immune system and also affect existing medical conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, and an increased risk of suffering a stroke.

If you live in the Nacogdoches, Texas, area and you are concerned about the health of your gums or the effectiveness of your oral hygiene routine, you should call 936-564-9730 to schedule an appointment at Summer Enlow, DDS PC’s dental offices.