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Warning signs of periodontal (gum) disease

Periodontal diseases are often described as silent – in that they don’t cause any symptoms that might be readily associated with disease or a problem.

A lot of people complain about bleeding gums when they clean their teeth. Most people put this down to simply “brushing too hard”  when in fact bleeding gums can be a warning sign of underlying periodontal disease.

If you are not brushing and flossing your teeth on a daily basis bacteria (dental plaque) build up on your teeth and around the gumline.  If this bacterial deposit is not removed for a day or more the gums respond by becoming swolllen and red (inflammed).  Over time inflammed gums can become chronically inflamed.

infammed gums could be sign of periodontal (gum) disease

Gum tissues bleed beacause of dental plaque (bacteria) caiused by lack of daily brushing and flossing

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