What Causes Gum Disease?

Regular visits to your general dentistry provider for dental cleanings and check-ups protect not only your teeth but your gums, as well. When allowed to accumulate on your teeth, plaque and tartar can cause gum disease, a condition which can lead to tooth loss and other dental problems.

Plaque is made up of bacteria, and when you brush your teeth twice per day for 2 minutes, it’s easy to remove plaque buildup in your mouth. When left on your teeth, plaque and tartar, which is hardened plaque that must be removed by a dental professional, can cause bacteria to infect the gum tissue and lead to inflammation and tenderness. If the infection progresses, it’s possible for the gums to develop deep pockets, the jawbone to be damaged, and teeth to become loose and more prone to decay. For these reasons, good oral hygiene and regular dentist visits can help prevent gum disease from affecting the health of your teeth and gums.

If you’re looking for periodontics or a dentist in Bloomingdale, IL, then contact Eagle Falls Dentistry on Stratford Drive or Associated Dental Care on Bloomingdale Road by calling (630) 894-5180.

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