Periodontitis (or gum disease) is a disease of the gums and the supporting bone, which causes pain, redness, swelling, and bleeding.
It is one of the main causes of tooth loss and is often connected with poor oral hygiene.
When you don’t brush your teeth regularly, layers of plaque form on the tooth and harden around the gumline, creating tartar; bacteria can then cause gum infection and inflammation called gingivitis.
This can cause a periodontal pocket to form between the gum and the root of the tooth, which creates a safe place for harmful bacteria to develop and cause diseases.
If left untreated, gingivitis can lead to periodontitis, damage to the jawbone, and tooth loss.
The risk of periodontitis is higher for smokers and is also increased by other factors such as stress, and diseases such as diabetes.
To clean the areas between teeth that the toothbrush cannot reach, brush your teeth thoroughly twice a day and use dental floss once a day.
Regular check-ups with your Deer Park dentist will also help to you maintain good oral hygiene, and routine cleaning can be carried out to remove plaque build-up or tartar.
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