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Infographic: Common Causes of Gum Disease

Plaque Buildup

Every healthy mouth has a Every complex community” of bacteria. Oral bacteria can hold on to your teeth and gum to form plaque which is a soft and sticky film.

Over time, it turns into a flossing remove the bacteria tartar can t be removed easily hardened deposit of calcium carbonate, known as tartar.

While regular brushing and flossing remove the bacteria tartar can’t be removed easily.

Tobacco Consumption

64% of smokers suffer from gum diseases. Smoking leaves your mouth vulnerable to gum diseases, infections, and even oral cancer.

Tobacco consumption through smoking or chewing can interfere with gum tissue cells.

Nutritional Deficiencies

Not getting enough lie Vitamin C can also be DAIRY harmful to your gums whereas a sugar-high diet, lack of hydration, and Vitamin C 1101 deficiency can cause MEAT gum diseases.

Prescription Medicines

Some medications can also cause side effects such as reduction in saliva which leads to a dry mouth.

Dry mouth can cause bacteria to spread readily which poses a risk of gum diseases and tooth decay.


Infographie By

Dana D. Keith D.D.S., P.C.

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