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Inflammation of periodontium called periodontitis is an infectious disease of periodontal tissues that leads to tooth loss. Symptoms of periodontitis are usually pain and bleeding gums, their swelling and bare teeth necks. It is the most common oral disease right after caries, but it is much more dangerous than it. The main reason for the formation of periodontitis is an inefficient brushing of teeth, as a result of which the residue remaining on unwashed teeth changes into tartar. In 90% of cases, tartar is the main cause of periodontitis.

The best way to prevent periodontitis is to take care of oral hygiene through home care (appropriate technique of brushing teeth, flossing, rinsing with supportive liquids) and carrying out hygienic procedures in dental offices.


see also: Plaque Tartar Gum diseases Symptoms of periodontitis Enamel Tooth decay Impact of a diet on dental health