“A clean tooth does not decay. Periodontoclasia does not occur about a clean tooth.”
“There is no need or justification for the extensive mutilating gingivectomies sometimes done in this disease. Except in the case of some far advanced stage lesions and under special circumstances, thorough cleaning of the teeth by the dentist followed by the method of personal oral hygiene described below, results in rapid subsidence of inflammation and of suppuration of the tissues involved. No further advancement of the lesion occurs.”
“It should be understood that this is not just another method of personal oral hygiene to try on patients. The dentist who understands and knows of his own knowledge (not the opinions of others) the basic facts relative to the local etiological and pathological conditions in these diseases, already knows in advance that this method would be necessary to prevent them.”
"A Clean Tooth Does Not Decay, nor does periodontoclasia occur about a clean tooth." C. C. Bass, M.D.