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) 比从腔. 三个四个成年人受在一些时间在他们的生活. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good 刷牙和使用牙线 技术, 每日进行.
牙周疾病和衰减是由细菌斑块引起. 牙菌斑是无色透明的薄膜, 其中在牙龈线粘在你的牙齿. 斑块不断形成对你的牙齿. 通过彻底每日刷牙和使用牙线可以删除这些细菌，并帮助预防牙周疾病.
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 (或牙垢).
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. 如果这个刺激的时间过长, the gums separate from the teeth, causing pockets (空格) 向窗体. As periodontal diseases progress, the supporting gum tissue and bone that holds teeth in place deteriorate. 如果不及时治疗, 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. 不幸的是, 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.