Avoid Periodontal Disease
Periodontal therapy is a process used when the early stages of gum disease are detected. Scaling and root planing, antibiotics, and occlusal adjustments are each considered when treating gum disease.
Inadequate brushing and flossing allows plaque – a sticky film of bacteria and sugar – to build up on the surface of your teeth. If left unchecked, plaque eventually hardens and turns to tartar, also known as calculus, a tough mineral deposit which can only be removed by a dentist or hygienist.