Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease) is a treatable disease that affects 90% of the population. It is a treatable condition that can be can be controlled by home care as well as professional cleanings.
The symptoms of Periodontal Disease are red,inflamed gums, sore gums, bad breath, and in more advanced cases, shifting teeth. Gum disease is caused by the build-up of plaque, this is the sticky substance that forms on your teeth if not removed by daily brushing and flossing. Plaque harbors the bacteria from our mouth, thus causing the film to harden.
This hard surface is called tartar, which, when chipping off, will sometimes make us think our teeth are chipping. This needs to be removed by a professional cleaning. After this is removed, it is important to maintain a good home-care schedule as well as regular visits to monitor its condition.