Keep up Active Maintenance!
24 August 2016
One of the most important reasons for coming regularly to the hygienist is the removal of the bacterial colonies (plaque) from between the teeth and in the spaces (pockets) between the teeth and gums. This is important for three reasons:
- 80% of bad breath comes from the bacterial colonies.
- If we don't remove this plaque, the bacteria will cause the loss of teeth due to periodontal (jawbone) disease. This is how most teeth
- Researchers have found that people with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease as those without periodontal disease (there is also a link with periodontal disease and stroke)
Periodontal disease cannot actually be cured because the bacterial colonies are always there and growing, but we can prevent the
damage by effective and regular Active Maintenance.