What Causes Periodontal Disease?

When certain bacteria in plaque (the sticky, colorless film which is constantly forming on teeth and tissue) produce toxins and enzymes, an irritation will occur to the gums causing inflammation. This will occur if the plaque is not removed daily. The gums become red, tender and bleed from the irritation. This condition is called gingivitis. If allowed to persist, the... read more »

What About Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is a common dental concern that can lead to periodontal disease if not treated early. If you have noticed bleeding when you floss or brush your teeth, or if your gums seem red, swollen, sensitive or painful, this may be a sign of gingivitis. The gums are a very important part of the structure of the mouth as they... read more »