Gum disease can be caused by poor dental habits or hormonal changes. It can even be hereditary. The leading cause of gum disease, however, is the accumulation of plaque and tartar on the surfaces of your teeth. In the early stages, periodontal problems can be reversible and if you have noticed the initial indicators of gum disease, call Dakota Family Smiles at 701-751-7300. Our dentists, Dr. Brock Oukrop, Dr. Alison Just or Dr. Jordan Brummond, can see you for an appointment for scaling and root planing in Bismarck, North Dakota.