gum disease

Gum Disease [Redirected to Gum page]

What is gum disease As bacteria sit on the tooth, the gum fills with blood. Within just a few days the gums grow blood vessels to send immune cells into the site. This is called gingivitis.  During gingivitis, you man notice bleeding during flossing or brushing, and the gums will appear red and swollen.   [...]

Is there a link between smoking and gum disease?

Smokers have the highest risk of gum disease of all people. As a matter of fact, they are more than five times likely to get gum disease over non smokers. According to the Center for Disease Control, 41% of all smokers over the age of 65 have missing teeth while only 20% of all non [...]

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