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Periodontal disease is unfortunately prevalent throughout the adult population. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention note that an estimated 47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease.


Without professional attention from a dentist like Dr. Jeff Tufarolo even the mile periodontal inflammation of gingivitis can gradually worsen into the periodontal infection of periodontitis.


When this happens the persistent bacterial presence in the gum tissues can cause the gumline to recede. As this develops concentrated bacterial deposits start to build up near the roots of the teeth, which could lead to multiple cases of tooth loss.


A consistent and effective daily oral hygiene routine is essential for preventing problems with gum disease problems. This calls for brushing your teeth each morning and night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to clear away plaque and food particles from the surfaces of your teeth.


You should also make a conscious effort to floss once each day. These measures will help to remove food particles and plaque buildup from the spaces between your teeth and along the gumline.  


Having a routine dental checkup administered twice each year by a dentist like Dr. Jeff Tufarolo is also important for maintaining a healthy mouth. The outpatient appointment will clean away bacterial deposits from your teeth while also monitoring your mouth for any developing oral health problems.


If you live in the Everett, Washington, area and you are concerned about the health of your gums you should call 425-258-2834 to set up an appointment at Jeff Tufarolo, DDS, PS.