Are You Increasing Your Risk of Gum Disease?

Sore, tender or bleeding gums are often early signs of gum disease. Gum disease is the leading cause of teeth loss in adults.

Key takeaways:

  •  Gum disease runs in families; have regular check-ups if family members are affected.
  •  Quit smoking or using tobacco as this irritates gums and restricts their blood supply.
  •  Diabetes and use of certain medications like antihistamine or antidepressants can increase your risk of gum disease.

Gum disease is reversible if caught early by your dentist. Take care of your teeth and your smile by seeing your dentist for regular examinations.

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