There are over 1000 different types of bacteria living in the human mouth. Some are good and some we would rather live without. The bacteria that live underneath the gums and on the root surface of the teeth cause inflammation and a loss of attachment or “pockets” between your teeth.
With people over the age of 55, the main health issue that they struggle with is Chronic Inflammatory diseases. Needless to say reducing the bacterial count rate and eliminating any inflammation is critical for a successful gum disease treatment.