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What are the Reasons of Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is a common dental disorder that most people are unaware that they have. When patients are first diagnosed with it, they often ask Dr. Prasad Gonavarum at Smiles of Naperville “What are the reasons of periodontal disease?” This periodontal disease usually starts with plaque, a sticky substance composed mainly of bacteria. Although brushing and flossing helps to remove plaque, it can be hard to keep it off your teeth. That is because plaque re-forms within 24 hours of you removing it. One way to reduce the risk of developing plaque is to avoid foods with a high sugar [...]

2018-03-07T10:00:30+00:00March 7th, 2018|dental tips, Dental Treatments|

What is Periodontal Disease?

A common question that the dentists answer at Smiles of Naperville is “What is periodontal disease?” Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a common oral health issue in adults. When plaque remains in your mouth, it sticks to your teeth and forms bacteria. The bacteria causes the plaque to harden, which eventually leads to tartar development. Once tartar has formed, it is difficult to remove from the teeth by brushing and flossing alone. Even when you are successful, it normally returns by the next day. Eating foods with a high concentration of sugar increase the risk of plaque and [...]

2016-02-21T16:44:30+00:00February 21st, 2016|Dental Treatments|
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