I'd like to speak a little bit, about prevention and oral health. Everybody thinks to know that what they do is the right thing. Maybe some people already know about this,but I know there're some, that don't .
In order to have a good oral health, we should take care our teeth, before we have some problems. There are simple things that we should do, such as have somegood habits of nutrition - if you eat or drink something, it doesn't matter what kind it is, all the time, you will have problems, for sure. The look of a good oral health is like this:Maybe you will have cavity (fig.2) or problems with your gum. Every time you eat or drink something, your mouth changes and the environment, turns acid. In an environment acid, all tissues suffer anacid attack, especially your teeth. But we have a kind of protection - it's the saliva. One of its function is to return its PH and another is get back some minerals that you lost in an environment acid.The only problem is: the saliva needs some time to do this. If you eat or drink all the time, the saliva doesn't have time to change your PH, and you'll always have acid PH. Your teeth will be anacid attack that trigger an cavity. If you eat or drink all the time, I'm sure, you don't brush your teeth all those times. So, you will have cavity or periodontal disease.
Gengivitis (fig.3)is a kind of periodontal disease caused by the plaque (a film that forms on the tooth all the time, even you don't eat) and you can control. It's the mildest form of periodontal disease, but youshould take care about this at the begining. It causes the gum to become red, swollen and bleed easily, usually you present little or don't have any pain. It's often caused by inadequate oral hygiene.It's reversible with professional treatment and good oral home care.
Periodontitis (fig.4) if you don't treat your gengivitis, because it doesn't pain, this can advance to periodontitis....