The gums, and the underlying bone, form the foundation for a healthy smile. Even with ideal brushing and flossing, plaque and tartar can accumulate near the gumline. Composed of bacteria, plaque and tartar cause inflammation of the gums. This inflammation of the gums starts as the mildest form of gum disease - gingivitis. As the process worsens, advanced gum disease can lead to tooth loss. Regular visits to our dental hygienists bring your gums back to health and keep you smiling. Our gentle and caring team of dental hygienists offers a range of services to help you achieve and maintain oral health.