When bacteria causes gum inflammation it is called gingivitis. When you experience gingivitis, your gums are red, swollen and bleed easily.Gingivitis is the mildest form of gum disease that can often be reversed with twice daily teeth brushing, flossing and regular professional cleaning.
When gingivitis is not treated, it advances to tooth inflaming periodontitis. When your plaque and tarter inflammation gets this far, your gums pull away from the teeth and form infected pockets.
Now your body’s immune system fights this spreading bacteria as it grows below the gum line. Bacterial toxins coupled with your body’s enzymes fighting this infection actually break down the bone and connective tissue that hold your teeth in place.
Gum, bone and connective tissue breakdown equals loose tooth, or you lost the fight and end up with fewer teeth in your mouth. Prevent the preventable and get brushing!