How Does Gum Disease Develop?
Gum disease is a serious problem in the United States. Millions of people suffer from it, and many people who have it don’t even realize it. When gum disease goes untreated, it can ultimately lead to tooth loss, and studies have linked gum disease to chronic systemic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disease, and even Alzheimer’s disease. Your Aloha dentists, father and son team Drs. John and Ryan Smith, can help you prevent this disease.
But how does gum disease even get started in the first place?
Step 1 – Plaque
As so many dental issues do, gum disease starts with plaque.
Plaque is the sticky film that develops on your teeth throughout ...