Gum disease can be caused by a number of different things but by far, plaque and tartar are the biggest reasons for the problem. And even if you brush and floss like a professional, you probably will not be able to remove it all. If your gum disease is still in the early stages, our dentist, Dr. Subodh Swaroop, may be able to give your teeth a deep cleaning with a treatment called scaling and root planing in Huntington Beach, California. If you are concerned about the health of your gums, call Smile HB Dental & Orthodontics at 714-593-0256 to meet with Dr. Swaroop.