Healthy gums enhance the appearance of your teeth. When your gums become unhealthy, they can either recede or become swollen and red. In later stages, the supporting bone is destroyed and your teeth will shift, loosen, or fall out. Periodontal Disease damages the teeth, gum, and jawbones of more than 80% of Americans by the age of 45. Your best offense is a good defense. Make sure your gums, as well as your teeth, are examined on a regular basis.
Often, in the early stages of periodontal disease, non-surgical therapies can be used. A New England Dental Group dentist will be happy to discuss them with you.
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