What Causes Gum Disease?

In this video, Dr. Chris Powell explains the causes of gum disease and how it can be avoided with home care and regular checkups.

Patients often wonder what causes gum disease. Essentially, everyone is susceptible to gum disease if they do not receive regular cleanings from a dental hygienist. While brushing and flossing at home are crucial for oral health, they can only remove so much plaque and tartar. Over time, buildup below the gumline can lead to inflammation of the gums. Regular visits to a dental hygienist are essential to effectively remove this buildup and prevent gum disease. If you haven’t scheduled a dental appointment recently, consider making one soon to ensure your gums remain healthy.

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