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Gum Disease and Periodontitis

Red, swollen gums that bleed easily when you brush and floss, may be an indicator that you are on the path to gum disease.  Gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss, as well as other health problems such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.  Fortunately, an effective oral hygiene routine can help prevent the progression of gum disease, and improve your overall oral health.

Periodontal or gum diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss.  The main cause of periodontal disease is bacterial plaque, although smoking, stress, and diet, among other factors, also affect the health of your gums.  Penshurst Dental can offer advice on the best treatment plan for gum disease.