Why Get Treated?
The bacteria, mucus and food particles that enter our mouths gradually form a sticky, colorless “plaque” on our teeth. With time, especially if you don’t clean your teeth regularly, the “plaque” begins to harden to the extent of forming a “tartar” that you can’t get rid of by normal brushing. At this point, you need to see your dentist to clean your teeth before it begins to affect your gums and cause the following:
- Gingivitis: The accumulated tar on your teeth can attract some bacteria that cause inflammation of the gum. As a result, your gums can turn red and swollen, and finally, they begin to bleed.
- Periodontitis Failure to treat gingivitis evolves into a more serious problem that causes inflammation around the teeth. The gums begin to pull away creating some “pocket-like” spaces that become thriving grounds for harmful bacteria. Unchecked, the condition weakens the jawbone and connective tissues.