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  1. Arti says:

    Unfortunately, gum disease never goes away, but we can keep it stable by doing following things: Unfortunately, gum disease never goes away, but we can keep it stable by doing following things: If this is not done then the gums tighten around the tooth, trapping the bacteria beneath the gum line. If this is not done then the gums tighten around the tooth, trapping the bacteria beneath the gum line. Many patients will ask why a regular cleaning and exam cannot be done instead of the deep cleaning. The reason is because, with a regular cleaning, our hygienist cannot comfortably clean deep beneath the receding gums to the level that is necessary when you have periodontal disease.

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