Gum disease — also known as pyorrhea and periodontal disease — is an infection of the gums that destroys teeth when left untreated. Understanding how this disease affects much of the population can help motivate and prepare you to fight its dangerous effects.
A good oral hygiene regimen includes brushing your teeth at least twice a day. However, if your toothbrush is not in good shape, you may not be doing yourself much good. So, what do you need to know to get the most out of your toothbrush?