Gum disease is a slow and often painless process which can lead to tooth loss. Inflammation of your gums will occur if plaque is not removed regularly from along the gum line. Plaque that is not removed on a daily basis will set hard turning it into tartar also known as calculus and cannot be removed with your toothbrush. Your gums don’t like the bacteria living in plaque and calculus therefore inflammation occurs. This inflammation of the gums is referred to as gingivitis.
Periodontitis, more commonly known as ‘Gum Disease’, is a condition caused by bacteria building up on the surfaces of your teeth, both along the gum line and below the gums. This bacteria becomes calcified by the minerals in your saliva forming what dentists’ call calculus. Over time calculus irritates the gums and underlying bone and initiates an immune response which results in inflammation (gingiviti Some forms of Periodontitis can be painful, however most often the disea