Gum diseases are infections that weakens and destroy the tissues keeping our teeth in place. They progress in a sequential manner, debilitating our tooth support.
Causes of gum diseases
These infections generally result when there has been a neglect in regular home cleaning via brushing, flossing and use of other aids. This leads to build up of sticky yellowish- white material on teeth and gums called “plaque” which is filled with microbes. As the plaque spreads deeper with the gums, it hardens on the teeth visible as yellow brown or black deposits, extending infection into the deeper tissues increasing risk for tooth loss.