Inflammation and bleeding of the gums.
Gingivitis is due to the short-term effects of plaque deposits on your teeth or poor dental hygiene.
Pregnancy Hormones, and smoking also increase your risk for gum problems.
If you do not remove plaque effectively, it turns into a hard deposit called tartar (or calculus) that becomes trapped at the base of the tooth. Plaque and tartar irritate and inflame the gums
If left untreated It can progress into periodontal or gum disease.
As periodontal disease progresses, tartar and bacteria invade deeper into the gum tissue, damaging the underlying bone and ligaments. This causes receding gums, bone damage, and eventually, tooth loss.
The effects of periodontitis can spread beyond your oral health. As bacteria and tartar continue to grow, they can enter your bloodstream and travel throughout your body causing other health problems such as arthritis, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. It is critical to treat periodontal disease before it impacts your overall physical health.
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