Bacteria That Causes Gum Disease Armed and At Large!
Considered extremely dangerous, the plaque gang (a.k.a. the sticky film of bacteria proven to cause periodontal disease) is at large and affecting adults all over the country. Gingivitis, believed to be the front man for this mob, has already struck three-quarters of adults approaching age 40.
To help spot this slippery lot, you are urged to look for these prime suspects:
- red, swollen gums
- bleeding when you brush or floss
- bad breath
Symptoms such as these should be reported to your dentist immediately. To avoid contracting gum disease, follow this advice:
- brush at least twice a day and floss
- Have regular professional cleanings and exams
- report any and all signs of gingivitis, and let us help you "arrest" periodontal disease