You may be surprised at the number or causes of gum disease. Hormonal changes and genetics can be factors, as well as personal habits. In many cases, gum disease is the result of a buildup of plaque and tartar on the surfaces of your teeth. At Upper Bucks Dental Arts, we offer scaling and root planing in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, to give your teeth a deep cleaning and help you fight back against gum disease. If you have noticed the first signs of gum disease, call 215-538-4423 for an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Kelly Halle Brown.