Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is caused when bacteria in plaque (a sticky, colorless film that forms in the mouth) builds up between the gums and teeth. When the bacteria begin to grow, the gums surrounding the tooth can become inflamed. Statistically, 64.7 million American adults are experiencing certain level of periodontal disease. If left untreated, this inflammation can cause the gums and supporting bone structure to deteriorate, then gum recession or even tooth loss.
Let’s learn 5 simple steps to prevent periodontal disease.