Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place. It's typically caused by poor brushing and flossing habits that allow plaque—a sticky film of bacteria—to build up on the teeth and harden. In advanced stages, periodontal disease can lead to sore, bleeding gums; painful chewing problems; and even tooth loss.
Symptoms of gum disease include
- Bad breathe that don't goes away
- Red or swollen gums
- Tender or bleeding gums
- Painful chewing
- Loose teeth
- Sensitive teeth
- Receding gums or longer appearing teeth
You can keep your gums and teeth healthy by:
- Brushing your Teeth twice a day.
- Use Fluoride toothpaste.
- Flossing regularly to remove plaque from between teeth. Or, you can use a device such as a special brush, wooden or plastic pick, or a "water flosser" recommended by a Dental professional.
- Visiting the Dentist in a routine period for a check-up and professional cleaning
- Quit Smoking