Hope this helps.
make sure you get examined, receive the proper treatment and stay in care so the condition doesn’t worsen.
gingivitis. Not all gingivitis progresses to periodontitis, but since it's not always clear who progresses and who doesn't, it's much safer to just make the necessary changes to managing your mouth than to take the chance you won't get periodontitis (that's bone loss in addition to inflamed gums). The other factor that is responsible is the genetic predisposition to progressive disease and that's not easily determined. If your parents had more progressive gum disease, you are at an increased risk of developing it. If they didn't, then your risk is lower. But be smart, keep your maintenance at the dental office where they diagnosed you and make the improvements in your home care to keep you out of trouble.
there is a limit to what we can remove with toothbrushing and flossing. What happens is that the soft bacterial plaque that forms every day, starts to calcify and turn into tartar which is not removable at home. It must be done by the hygienist under the auspices of the dentist, usually 2-4 times a year, depending on the patient's condition.
It is possible to keep your teeth for your entire life if you combine good professional care on a regular basis with good home care (frequent brushing and daily, effective flossing). Without professional care, even good home care isn't enough to ward off problems over the long haul.