What a dangerous sounding title! However, when you think that our potential enemy is bacteria, which are the soldiers of the kingdom of plaque and are constantly striving to take over our mouth, our first line of defense is a toothbrush.
Bacteria of various varieties constantly try to attack the jaw bone which surrounds teeth and causes an inflammation of the gums, which increases the pockets around the roots, and thus invites an acute periodontal condition. My weapons of choice to destroy this enemy are a toothbrush and dental floss. Plaque is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria that constantly forms on teeth.
These bacteria create toxins that irritate the gums, causing them to become inflamed and bleed easily. Eventually, left untreated, this infliction starts destroying gum tissue and underlying bone.