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There is some research that shows that couples share each other’s bacteria. However, common sense dictates that everyone should keep up with their...
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Gum disease can be reversed in nearly all cases when proper plaque control is practiced. Proper plaque control consists of professional cleanings at...
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Plaque is the primary cause of gum disease. However, other factors can contribute to periodontal disease as well. These include: Hormonal changes...
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Gum disease may progress painlessly, producing few obvious signs, even in the late stages of the disease. Although the symptoms of periodontal...
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Gum disease is, by itself, a risk factor for coronary artery disease, according to several published studies. Other research found a direct link...
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You may need surgery for severe gum disease (periodontitis) if it cannot be cured with antibiotics or root planing and scaling. Types of surgery...
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Early-stage gum disease (gingivitis) causes:Red, swollen, tender gums.Gums that bleed easily when brushed or flossed. Healthy gums do not bleed with...
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Gum disease is an infection of the tissues and bones that surround and support the teeth. It is also called periodontal disease.The two stages of gum...
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Early-stage gum disease (gingivitis) starts when bacteria are left on teeth and gums and plaque forms. Plaque and the acids it produces irritate the...
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You are more likely to have gum disease if you don't brush and floss your teeth regularly or well enough to remove plaque. You are at greater risk...
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Call a dentist if you have symptoms of gum disease, such as:Loose teeth or teeth that have shifted, creating spaces between your teeth.Pus coming...
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Your dentist or dental hygienist will examine your gums and teeth for gum disease during regular visits. Using a small mirror and a tool called a...
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If your gums are mildly swollen and red, flossing every day and brushing your teeth in the morning and before bedtime can help reverse these symptoms...
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If brushing and flossing aren't effective in reversing gum disease, your dentist may prescribe antibiotics to help fight the infection. Antibiotics...
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Gum disease is caused by the growth of bacteria on the teeth and gums. Bacteria are present in plaque, a clear, sticky substance your mouth produces...
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