Gum disease is a bacterial infection of the gum tissue in your mouth. These bacteria, along with mucus and other particles form a sticky colorless plaque on teeth. This plaque if not removed can harden to form tartar that brushing can't remove and require professional dental clean.
Signs & Symptoms
- Receding gums with bad breath
- Bleeding (Particularly when brushing)
- Redness of gums
- Swelling of the gums
- Loose teeth
Like many conditions, early intervention (dental checkup) to gum disease can ensure longevity of your teeth.