What is Periodontal Disease?

Written by Prevent Tooth Decay on October 6th, 2017. Posted in Dentistry, Teeth whitening procedure, Teeth whitening treatment

Oral hygiene

Periodontal disease is the term used for a variety of gum diseases including gingivitis and periodontitis. Gun diseases are caused by the build up of bacteria along the gum line. The mouth is full of bacteria, but proper tooth care removes a lot of the bacteria along with particles and mucus that can build up on the teeth throughout the day and night.

All of that stuff on the teeth develop into what is called plaque. Plaque is the clear sticky film that you may feel on your teeth when you first wake up or when you haven’t brushed your teeth recently. Over time, the plaque will harden into what is called tartar. Tartar can not be removed with brus