Without proper care and attention, plaque can build up, coating your teeth in a sticky layer of bacteria. Over time, plaque causes inflammation of the gums. Bleeding, redness and soreness are all early symptoms of gum disease.
If left untreated, gum disease can develop into a more severe form called periodontal disease or peritonitis. This condition can irreversibly affect the health of your teeth, gums, and jaw, leading to tissue and tooth loss.
Everyone benefits from preventive dentistry, from small children to adults and the elderly. Children particularly benefit from Preventive dentistry, as oral health problems they experience during their developmental years can have an ongoing negative impact on the condition of their teeth and gums as they mature into adulthood.