Personal habits, hormonal changes and even genetics can all contribute to gum disease. But in most cases, the culprit is plaque. Plaque can accumulate above and below the gumline, increasing your risk of periodontal problems. If you have noticed the initial signs of gum disease, contact Severn River Dental Health Center at 410-647-4094. Our team will schedule you for an appointment with our dentists, Dr. Yeremi Canizales, Dr. Amanda McPherson and Dr. Emily Sewell, for scaling and root planing in Severna Park, Maryland.