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What is Gum Disease?

Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is mainly caused by bacteria from plaque and tartar build up. Other factors that have the potential to cause gum disease may include: – Tobacco use – Clenching or grinding your teeth – Certain medications – Genetics Types of Gum Disease Include: Gingivitis – The beginning stage of gum…

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What Is Gingivitis?

Many people often ignore the early signs of gum disease (gingivitis) Gum disease has been connected to serious diseases such as heart disease and stroke. Gingivitis is a mild, in most cases reversible form of gum disease. Affecting the gingival tissue that surrounds your teeth, bacteria that invade the area below your gumline cause gingivitis…

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