GUM DISEASE COMES IN TWO COMMON FORMS, GINGIVITIS AND PERIODONTITIS.

Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums caused by bacterial plaque accumulation. When the plaque is not removed by brushing and flossing, the bacteria and their by-products will cause your body to try and fight back. The red puffiness if the gums is inflammation from the bacteria and the body's response to get rid of them.

Periodontitis starts similarly to gingivitis but the inflammation causes destruction of the tooth supporting bone. A severe periodontal infection can cause the loss of a tooth or teeth.

If you think you may have gingivitis or periodontitis you should visit your dentist for an examination.

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