5 Simple Steps to Ensure Healthy Gums and Avoid Periodontal Disease
Have you noticed a change in your gums recently? Do they look red and puffy or easily bleed when you brush and floss?
Both are early signs of periodontal (gum disease), a bacterial infection of the gums. Gum disease won’t go away on its own and ultimately causes severe damage if not treated. Let’s take a look at what gum disease is and steps you can take to avoid it.
What is Gum Disease?
Throughout your day, a sticky film called plaque builds up on your teeth. Plaque is made up of food particles and saliva that attract bacteria. If plaque isn’t removed routinely with brushing and flossing, the gums become infected, ...