PERIODONTAL (GUM) DISEASE
What It Is and How To Fix It
The more serious form of gum disease, periodontal disease destroys gum tissue, which will lead to tooth loss.
Periodontal Dentistry is focused on your gums, and the bones around the teeth. You may have strong healthy teeth, but if there is no foundation, you will lose it if you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease.
Brushing twice and flossing once a day will help keep your mouth healthy. When you brush and floss, you are ridding your mouth of plaque, which is a sticky, milky looking substance that will stick to your teeth. If you do not brush and floss, the plaque will get hard and turn into tartar. A professional cleaning is the only way to remove tartar.