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3 Early Signs Of Gum Disease

Tuesday - September 20th, 2016
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What is gum disease?

Gum disease sounds like a scary thing, but what is it? Gum disease also called gingivitis or periodontitis is caused when bacteria grow in the mouth. A common, mild form is gingivitis, which, if untreated, can lead to periodontitis. Periodontitis is more severe and can cause tooth loss and may increase risk of other health problems.

How do I know if I have it?

Gingivitis does not always lead to periodontitis. The good news is that warning signs are usually easy to detect, and if you catch them early it can be treated.

Warning signs to look for:

Knowing the warning signs can help you be vigilant and protect yourself from gum disease.