Acidic pH in the oral cavity is caused by two main things. The first and perhaps most ostensibly damaging cause is the metabolisation of sugars in the mouth by bacteria in the plaque to produce acid as a by-product which then leads to the formation of lesions and eventually cavities. 442 more words
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Gum Disease has become the leading cause of tooth loss in the UK.
There are three main forms of this disease.
Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gingivae, the gums and the cause of this redness and inflammation is usually plaque, hence the commonly used term, plaque induced gingivitis. 280 more words