02/05/2010  |  
The Warning Signs of Periodontal (Gum) Disease

As any dentist or medical professional will tell you, Benjamin Franklin gave great advice that is still true today when he said, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The first tell tale sign of periodontal disease is bleeding gums when brushing your teeth or flossing. Unfortunately, most people ignore this sign because they think that they're brushing or flossing too hard. Bleeding gums reveal you have gum disease as healthy gum tissue doesn't normally bleed. And it only takes gentle brushing and flossing the right way to remove dental bacterial plaque, not hard scrubbing. If left untreated, your condition may develop into periodontal disease: disruption and loss of attachment of the gums and bone support which “unzip” from the teeth creating pockets of infection.

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