Healthy Gum Tissue
Teeth and the surrounding gum tissues are constantly exposed to oral bacteria commonly called dental plaque. Within a few hours of brushing and flossing, these bacteria re-colonize tooth surfaces and the spaces between the gums and teeth. Some dental plaque is normally present and does not cause a health problem.
However, in people with poor oral hygiene, dental plaque is not regularly removed. An accumulation of dental plaque leads to the development of gum disease. Pristine gum tissue is devoid of inflammation and has only some plaque formation.