What causes gum disease? Lifestyle choices and poor oral hygiene play a role, as well as hormonal changes or even genetics. But the primary cause of gum disease is the accumulation of plaque and tartar on the surfaces of your teeth. Our dentists and team offer scaling and root planing in Sugar Land, Texas, to help you keep your smile healthy. If you have noticed the warning signs of gum disease, contact Eagle Dental Texas at 281-494-9191 for your appointment with Dr. Beena G. John or Dr. William Troy Rodriguez.