Gum care is an important factor in oral and overall health. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease is an inflammatory condition affecting the tissues surrounding a tooth.
Did you know that periodontal disease is the # 1 cause of tooth loss among American adults?
Gum disease is caused by the bacteria in plaque, the sticky colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth.
If not removed through daily brushing and flossing, plaque can build up and lead to the infection of your gums and teeth.
Eventually, if plaque build-up progresses, it can affect the gum tissue and bone that support the teeth, leading to tooth loss.