Periodontal disease or gum disease is the accumulation of dental plaque ,a sticky, colorless film of bacteria and sugars that constantly forms on our teeth. It is the main cause of cavities and gum disease, and can harden into tartar if not removed daily. Plaque destroys teeth and gums.
We now know how "infected gums" can add complications to your overall health. Whether it is oral cancer, diabetes, or heart disease . . . curing periodontal disease will make you generally more healthy, by increasing your immune system and enable you to fight other diseases your body maybe dealing with.