Aberdeen Gum Disease Plaque

Plaque is the primary reason for all gum diseases. Plaque is actually a thin film of bacteria that develops on your teeth and gums on a daily basis. Only a small percentage of these bacteria cause gum disease while the larger percentage are perfectly harmless. Therefore in order for you to ensure that you are free from gum disease, you need to brush and floss your teeth thoroughly everyday to get rid of the plaque.

The problem with gum disease is that it invades painlessly so you do not realize the damage until its too late. Sometimes the bacteria become overactive and this is when your gum gets sore. In more severe cases gum abscesses may occur where you will notice puss seeping out from your teeth. However this can be treated with antibiotics by your Aberdeen dentist. If you were to ignore this problem then there are chances that the bones that support you teeth will slowly give way. The longer you prolong getting treatment, the harder it will be to treat it.

If you bleed when you brush your teeth or rinse your mouth then it is the first indication of gum disease. Bleeding might also occur when you eat and this will leave a bad taste in your mouth and bad breath. 

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