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What is Gum Disease and what causes it?

 
 

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What is gum disease?

Periodontal or Gum disease starts by a bacterial infection that destroys the gums, bone and ligaments supporting the teeth. Gum disease progresses silently, often without pain or symptoms. It may develop slowly or progress rapidly.

Nine out of ten people are afflicted with some form of gum disease in their lifetime. Gum disease affects more than half the population over 18 years of age. After 35, approximately three out of four adults develop some form of gum disease.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

What causes gum disease?

Gum disease is usually caused by a build up of plaque, that forms naturally on the teeth and gums. Plaque contains bacteria, which produce toxins that irritate and damage the gums. If left untreated, gum disease can spread below the gums and can damage the tissues and bone that support the teeth and this causes the teeth to become loose and eventually fall out.

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