Plaque is the combination of food particles, saliva and bacteria. This substance sits on someone's teeth until their teeth are brushed and flossed. When a person doesn't brush or floss for as little as 24 hours, Plaque can harden and turn into Tartar, also known as Calculus.
Calculus can harden on the teeth and irritate the gums, causing inflammation to progress rapidly. That's why it's important to follow a consistent schedule of properly brushing your teeth at least twice per day and flossing at least once per day.
After going through Periodontal Treatment, it is imperative that you follow your own personal hygiene schedule, recommended by the dentist or hygienist, as well as visit the dentist at your regularly scheduled appointments.
Now that you've been treated for Periodontal Disease, it might be recommended to visit the dentist four times per year. It will be important for the dentist and/or hygienist to measure the depths of your pockets, that were once filled with bacteria, to make sure the pockets aren't getting deeper. When pockets are once formed, it is much easier to get infected again.
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