Periodontal Disease, an entirely preventable condition

Did you know…….that severe gum disease, called periodontal disease, is an entirely preventable condition? While many believe that they “inherited” bad teeth or bad gums from their parents, genetics actually play very little, if any, role in the development of this devastating disease. So, what is the cause? Short answer: plaque. Periodontal disease sets in after a period of time during which complete removal of plaque through tooth-brushing and flossing on DAILY basis has not occurred or wasn’t possible due to old and ill-fitting restorations. The plaque that has begun to form on the teeth and all the nooks and crannies in between will only take 48 hours to transform itself into calculus, or

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