Have you seen a bit of blood in your sink when you brush your teeth lately?
That bleeding can be one of the first warning signs that you’ve got gum disease.
The mild variety is called gingivitis. When you have that, only your gums are infected. If you don’t treat it, the infection can travel below your gum line and into your bone. Then it becomes a more serious form of gum disease called periodontitis.
Both gingivitis and periodontitis have been shown to raise your risk of things like diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, pneumonia, and cancer. Early detection is your best bet.
How common is Periodontal Disease?
The CDC reports that in the U.S. 47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease. They also report that periodontal disease increase with age, 70.1% of adults 65 years and older have periodontal disease. Let our team help to prevent this disease by providing important information and the appropriate techniques.
CITATION: Ellis, R. (2016, December 16). How to Know If You Have Gum Disease and What to Do About It. Retrieved January 03, 2021, from https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/gums-problems-gingivitis