Obtaining and maintaining a healthy mouth is a process
that requires collaboration between patient and practitioner:
this can be accomplished through periodical professional
teeth cleanings in office and meticulous daily home oral hygiene
Plaque forms daily on and around teeth and is the primary cause of dental decay and gingival inflammation and disease. Plaque and calculus left untreated can irritate and inflame the gum tissues (gingivitis) and with time can lead to periodontitis creating irreversible damage to the tissues which support and maintain the teeth leading ultimately to tooth loss.