Poor oral hygiene is the most common cause. Plaque forms on the surfaces of teeth as a result of bacteria that has combined with food particles and saliva in the mouth.
Efficient brushing can remove plaque successfully but what gets left behind gradually hardens and forms ‘tartar’.
Toothbrush cannot remove tartar, only professional cleaning at the dental office can help you get rid of it.
- Bad breath.
- Loose teeth.
- Sensitive teeth.
- Receding gums that make teeth appear longer.
- Red and bleeding gums.
- Swollen and painful gums.
- During hormonal changes.
- Some medications affect the health of gums. - Genetics.
- Brush your teeth twice a day.
- Floss regularly to remove plaque from in between teeth.
- Do Not Smoke.
- Visit the dentist regularly (every 6months).