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Understanding Gum Disease

Last updated 6 years ago

All you need to prevent gum disease is good oral hygiene and two routine dental visits each year.

In this video, ColgateOralCare.com provides an overview on the causes of gum disease. Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease begins with plaque formation, which is a sticky colorless film that forms on your teeth. Plaque contains bacteria that can irritate and inflame your gums if not removed with daily brushing and flossing. Learn more about the three stages of gum disease in the clip below:

If you’re suffering from tender or swollen gums, bleeding when brushing or flossing, or changes in the way your teeth fit together, then you may be suffering from periodontal disease. Luckily, our dentists with Colorado Advanced Dentistry can treat gum disease when caught during the early stages. Protect your teeth and gums with routine dental visits and laser gum therapy!

 

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