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A closer look at Gum Disease

Gum disease is described as swelling, soreness or infection of the tissues supporting the teeth. There are two main forms of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontal disease.

Most people suffer from some form of gum disease, and it is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. However, the disease develops very slowly in most people, and it can be slowed down to a rate that should allow you to keep most of your teeth for life.

In recent years gum disease has been linked with general health conditions such as diabetes, strokes, cardiovascular disease, poor pregnancy outcomes and even dementia.

Our dental team will remove all plaque and tartar from your teeth, but the most important part is learning to effectively remove the plaque yourself everyday at home. We take pride in the ability to show you ways on preventing gum disease.


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