Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums, which gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. There are numerous disease entities requiring different treatment approaches. Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically susceptible individuals. Daily brushing and flossing will prevent most periodontal conditions.
以上的成年人 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases, (牙周疾病) 不是从空腔. 四分之三的成年人在他们的生活一段时间受到影响. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good 刷牙和使用牙线 技术, 每天进行.
牙周病和腐烂是既造成牙菌斑. 斑块是一种无色膜, 它坚持你的牙齿在牙龈线. 斑块不断形成你的牙齿. 通过彻底的日常刷牙和使用牙线可以去除这些细菌和帮助预防牙周病.
Periodontal diseases can be accelerated by a number of different factors. 然而, it is mainly caused by the bacteria found in dental plaque, a sticky colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth. If not carefully removed by daily brushing and flossing, plaque hardens into a rough, porous substance known as calculus (or tartar).
Other important factors affecting the health of your gums include:
- Clenching and grinding teeth
- Poor nutrition
Bacteria found in plaque produces toxins or poisons that irritate the gums, which may cause them to turn red, swell and bleed easily. If this irritation is prolonged, the gums separate from the teeth, causing pockets (spaces) to form. As periodontal diseases progress, the supporting gum tissue and bone that holds teeth in place deteriorate. If left untreated, this leads to tooth loss.
Preventing Gum Disease
The best way to prevent gum disease is effective daily brushing and flossing as well as regular professional examinations and cleanings. 不幸, even with the most diligent home dental care, people still can develop some form of periodontal disease. Once this disease starts, professional intervention is necessary to prevent its progress.