Periodontal Disease

Plaque is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva. If plaque is not removed, it turns into calculus (tartar). When plaque and calculus are not removed, they begin to destroy the gums and bone. Periodontal disease is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums.
Some researchers suggest that there may be a link between gum disease and other health concerns such as cardiovascular problems, stroke, bacterial pneumonia and increased risk during pregnancy. More studies are needed to determine if the bacteria or the inflammatory response associated with gum disease play a role in these systemic problems.
Factors that INCREASE the risk of developing Periodontal disease:

WARNING signs of PERIODONTAL disease:

How can I PREVENT periodontal disease: