Thursday, June 2, 2016
Healthy Gums, Happy Smiles: Dentists Share Gum Disease Prevention Tips
Gum disease is a mouth infection caused by the proliferation of bacteria on the surface of our gums and teeth. This bacterial infection can easily lead to bleeding gums, receding gum lines, persistent halitosis (bad breath), mouth sores, and/or tooth loss if it is not addressed immediately. Unfortunately, many people find detecting gum disease to be a difficult task, and it’s not very surprising. Unlike most dental issues, gum disease does not cause much pain or discomfort in its earlier stages. According to the CDC, one out of every two American adults aged 30 and older suffers from gum disease.