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Periodontal Maintenance in San Diego CA

Periodontal disease can be defined as an infection in the gums that slowly damages the supporting structures of your natural teeth with time. Different kinds of gum disease need separate treatment approaches. The buildup of plaque is often considered to be the primary reason behind individuals getting susceptible to gum disease. Flossing and brushing regularly can help to lessen the probability of suffering from gum disease or periodontal conditions.

Why is oral hygiene so important?

Studies say that adults over 35 years of age suffer more from the problem of teeth loss due to gum disease than dental cavities. Three out of four people get affected by this issue at some time in their lives. The best and the most effective way to avoid this problem is brushing at least twice a day (with proper brushing technique), flossing, using a mouthwash, etc. 

Both dental cavity and periodontal problems are caused due to the buildup of bacterial plaque. Flossing and brushing help to remove the plaque on a daily basis and hence reduces the chances of suffering from periodontal disease. 

You need to know that periodontal diseases can be accelerated by numerous factors. But, the primary factor causing the periodontal problem is the bacteria found in the plaque formed on the teeth and along the gum line. Therefore, it is imperative to remove the plaque daily. Ignoring the formation of this colorless film-like layer can lead to the harder porous substance known as tartar or calculus. 

Important factors that affect the health of your gums:

Periodontal Disease

The harmful bacteria present in the plaque produce poisons or toxins that irritate the gums that ultimately cause swelling, reddishness, and bleeding. You need to know that if the irritation continues to happen for a long span, the gums start separating from the teeth and create pockets that can trap food particles and contribute to the chances of suffering from serious problems. Deterioration of bone and the supporting tissues that hold the teeth is common as periodontal diseases progress. Ignoring this issue can teeth loss. 

Ways to Avoid Gum Disease

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