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Impacts of Gum Disease

Posted on 7/18/2022 by Evan
Impacts of Gum DiseasePlaque entails the sticky film formed around your teeth due to bacterial activities. Bacteria thrive in moist and sugary environments; hence when one fails to clean the sugary contents left lingering in the mouth, bacteria feed on them, producing sticky films. Plaque is the initial stage of the hard tartar component formed by its long accumulation and is responsible for gingivitis and periodontal infections.

Potential Risks of Plaque

The accumulation of plaque in the mouth for long without proper dental hygiene traps bacteria and acids, leading to enamel erosion over time. Then tartar is formed, characterized by complex properties that offer a fertile breeding ground for bacteria infections.

The net result is the infection of gingivitis, known as swollen and bleeding gums, especially when brushing your teeth. With continued poor dental care, gingivitis develops into a more severe disease, gum disease, which releases toxins in the gum affecting the bone tissues and often leads to periodontitis.

While the outer covering of the teeth, the enamel protects the inner tissues from exposure to agents of tooth decay and cavities, plaque formation hinders its role as it finds it hard to withstand the inexhaustible supply of acids and sugars in the mouth. Our dentists advise fluoride usage, especially when brushing your teeth or supplementary strengthening the teeth' enamel.

Intervening Plaque Formation

Plaque formation is normal to one's body due to the intake of carbohydrates and sugary foods. Still, poor hygienic measures contribute massively to the hardening of plaque to tartar which tends to produce toxins that affect the teeth dearly. Regular brushing and flossing of your teeth will go a long way in flushing away the acidic and sugary contents in the mouth. Use a soft bristle to clean your teeth s. It offers much more effective work compared to hard toothbrushes.

Our dentists advise visiting our offices for tartar removal and cleaning as they are tough to remove with basic toothbrush cleanings. Contact us today and book an appointment with our team of professionals.

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