The main cause of periodontal (gum) disease is plaque. When plaque hardens it turns into calculus/tartar and if not properly removed it can cause tooth decay and/or periodontal disease. This is why it is important to visit your dentists/hygienist regularly, every 3-6 months, for your dental cleaning and check up.
SMOKING / TOBACCO USE
CLENCHING OR GRINDING YOUR TEETH
OTHER SYSTEMIC DISEASES
POOR NUTRITION AND OBESITY
For more info on gum disease be sure to talk to one of our dental professionals at your next dental visit.
Dr. Elizabeth Dimovski Dental
2 Philosopher's Trail Unit #1
Brampton Dentist 905-458-6620