Gum disease can have several different causes. However, the most common cause is the buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth. Our hygienist can remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and help stop the progression of bone loss associated with periodontal diseases. The process is a treatment known as scaling and root planing. If you are concerned about the health of your gums and you would like to talk to Dr. Ihab Soliman about scaling and root planing in Rochester, New York, call 585-424-3310 to schedule an appointment at Henrietta Family Dental.