What Is Periodontal Disease

What Is Periodontal Gum Disease?

Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects your gums and the bone supporting your teeth. Periodontal disease develops when plaque builds up along your gum line which causes your gums to become inflamed. The early stages of periodontal disease is called gingivitis. Gingivitis will cause your gums to become more red, swollen and bleed easily. Often these symptoms can go unnoticed because there is usually very little or no discomfort with gingivitis.

Healthy gums should be a coral pink color and they should form a sharp point where they meet your tooth.

To help prevent periodontal disease, it’s important to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes per brushing. It’s also extremely important to floss your teeth at least once a day.

Our blog next week will discuss what causes gum disease and can it affect your overall health?

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