dental care


Question by  junruh (39)

What causes periodontal disease?


Answer by  amber33 (1941)

Periodontal disease is most commonly caused from not flossing and smoking. The gums are just like the teeth, they need to be cleaned and if they don't they will start to fail.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

Many things can cause peridontal disease. Some things are plaque, smoking, genetics, pregnancy and stress. Peridontal disease can affect just one or many teeth but if it's caught early it can be treated. If not it can lead to tooth loss.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

The bacteria that already live within the human mouth, and to a lesser extent in the digestive tract and the rest of the body, release acids that eat into the teeth and can also infect the gums as they receded from rare brushings.


Answer by  Sticky (363)

5 particular bacteria - any of which will cause it. It can be controled to a point with excellent oral hygiene, not smoking and regular cleans with your dental professional.


Answer by  Doris59 (1647)

Basically it is a lack of proper hygiene and a bad diet. You need to floss and brush your teeth faithfully. Floss twice a day and brush your teeth after every meal. Be sure to visit your dentist twice a year to get professional cleanings and check-ups and eat better.

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