William T. McMaugh, DDS
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5 Simple Steps to Ensure Healthy Gums and Avoid Periodontal Disease

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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, ...

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Ensure the Long-Term Success of Gum Disease Treatment

Gum Disease Treatment | Lansdale PA

Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection of the gums. It is a problem that can quickly get out of control, and gum disease treatment is the key to saving your smile.

Mild Gum Disease - Gingivitis

At our Harleysville, PA dental office, we have different methods for treating gum disease designed for your specific needs. In its mildest stage, gum disease is called gingivitis and is easily treated with improved oral hygiene and routine professional dental cleanings.

If gingivitis isn’t treated, it develops into periodontitis and continues to attack the gums and the bone that holds your teeth in place. Periodontitis is a severe gum infection that damages the soft tissue and can ...

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