What is Peiodontitis and how do you get it.

What is Periodontitis: Periodontitis is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue and bone that supports the tooth. With periodontitis, the alveolar bone around the teeth is slowly and progressively lost. Untreated periodontitis will eventually result in tooth loss, and may increase the risk of stroke, heart attack and other health problems. How do you get Periodontitis: Bacterial plaque, a sticky, colorless membrane which can  develops over the surface of teeth, is the most common cause of periodontal disease. In most cases, periodontitis is preventable. It is usually caused by poor dental hygiene.