Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms around your teeth and your gums. Build-up over time causes your gums to swell, become irritated, and bleed. Gingivitis is the beginning stage of gum disease. As your gums weaken, pockets form between your gums and teeth. Periodontal therapy becomes necessary before tooth and bone loss results. Prevention begins with good daily oral techniques.
Taking good care of your teeth is important if you want to reduce your chances of paying hefty medical bills for the dentist and of course, keep your oral health in tip-top shape. Failing to properly care for your teeth can lead to a whole range of problems, including pain, discomfort, and dental procedures that most of us would much rather avoid. Although the majority of people brush their teeth daily, taking advantage of the further methods available to take care of your dental health is important. We started this early with the kiddies, making sure they have this embedded in them from a younger age.