Gum Disease – Your Mouth’s Biggest Enemy!

Gum disease is one of the most common conditions that affect people. In fact, according to estimates, 47.2% of American adults have some form of periodontitis, also known as gum disease. The disease can range from mild forms to severe forms of periodontal disease. As you can see, gum disease is a serious problem in our oral health, as well as our overall health. So, what is gum disease, how do we get it and more importantly how can we prevent getting it?

Education is the best way to learn about gum disease and how it can impact on your health. To assist patients who either have some form of periodontal disease, or hopefully are trying to prevent it, we have gathered some helpful resources for you to review. We hope this will give you some additional knowledge to learn about this common problem.

What is Gum Disease?

Types of Gum Disease

Causes of Gum Disease

Preventing Gum Disease

Treating Gum Disease

Gum disease is just the first step in a wide range of other health problems. If unchecked, gum disease to lead to other health issues such as tooth decay, diabetes, heart disease and more. Hopefully, by catching potential problems early, you will stop the health issues associated with gum disease.

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