Plaque is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva. If this plaque is not removed, it will turn into tartar. If this plaque and tartar are not removed, they can destroy the gums and bone supporting the teeth.
Four out of five people have gum and bone disease and don’t even know it! This is because this disease is typically painless in the beginning stages.
It the number one reason for tooth loss and research shows that there may be a link between gum/bone disease and other diseases such as, stroke, bacterial pneumonia, diabetes, heart disease, and increased risk during pregnancy.
That’s why it very important to have good oral hygiene, a balanced diet, and regular dental visits to reduce your risk of getting this disease.