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Preventing Periodontal Disease by Getting Rid of Bacteria
Periodontal Disease is caused by a bacterial infection in your mouth. Bacteria build up at the gum line and begin to work their way below the gum line. When this happens, pockets form and bacteria multiply, causing the pockets to become even deeper. When you have deep pockets around the roots of your teeth, the gingival tissues (your gums) become inflammed and loosen their grip on your teeth. Without treatment, your teeth become loose and will eventually fall out. All because of a bacterial infection! The best way to prevent this is to regularly brush and floss your teeth atleast twice a day. This is the most effective way to remove pesky bacteria and to keep it from invading your gum line.
In the attached article, Drs. Oz and Roizen also discuss other serious disease which are caused by a bacterial or viral infection.