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Understanding Gum Disease

Gum disease is caused by bacteria in your mouth. It makes your gums bleed. Bleeding can occur while you are brushing, eating or flossing. It seems to happen whenever anything comes in contact with your gums.

Gum disease is very common, and it’s very dangerous. It can lead to loss of bone in your teeth, and the infection can spread to other parts of your body. It is important that you visit your dentist on a regular basis. If you do, he will be able to diagnose gum disease in its early stages. He will help you to get a handle on it and keep it from spreading.

Treatment for Gum Disease

Gum disease cannot be treated at home. It must be treated by a dentist. A dentist will treat gum disease by cleaning under the gums into the pockets. This cleaning will remove bacteria and plaque that is under the gums. This cleaning will not completely eliminate the bacteria, but it will get it under control.

Preventing Gum Disease

The best way to prevent gum disease is with good oral hygiene. Brush, floss and wash your mouth out every day.

However, sometimes this isn’t enough. Gum disease is hereditary, so if someone in your family has it, chances are you have it to. The important thing is to visit your dentist regularly for treatments and to prevent gum disease from spreading further. Make an appointment with your dentist today to get checked for gum disease.

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