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 [...]