It’s February, which means it’s Gum Disease Awareness Month. Gum disease, or periodontal disease, occurs when bacteria infect the gum tissue and cause it to become inflamed. Eventually, you risk tooth loss and serious systemic infection. Periodontal disease has been linked to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even cancer.
Gingivitis is the beginning stage of gum infection. Watch this video from the American Dental Association to learn the signs and symptoms and how to restore your gums back to health.