Over time, small traces of food particles stuck between your teeth and gums turn into a white sticky substance called plaque. The plaque should be removed regularly with optimal oral hygiene habits, such as brushing and flossing. If you don’t maintain optimal oral hygiene, the plaque hardens into a substance called tartar. Unfortunately, tartar can only be removed via a process called scaling, usually offered by dentists during standard teeth cleanings.
If you don’t go for dental cleanings, the plaque and tartar continue spreading. The bacteria in the plaque and tartar invade the gums and release toxic substances that cause gum inflammation. The immune system responds to the bacterial infection by attacking the bacteria, which, in turn, also damages the tissues, gum, and bones. As such, plaque and tartar accumulation leads to bacterial infections, which, in turn, damages oral health.
As gum disease continues spreading, the gums pull away from the teeth, creating deep pockets where bacteria can proliferate and multiply. As the gums continue receding, the bacterial infection continues spreading, eventually affecting the roots of the teeth and bone tissues. After some time, the gums can’t stabilize the teeth anymore, leading to the loss of teeth. Eventually, the bacterial infection also spreads to the bone and blood, leading to other health conditions, like diabetes and heart problems. For this reason we provide periodontics in Corona to our patients.