What Is Gum Disease?

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What is gum disease, or gum recession? Gum disease happens when gum tissue surrounding the teeth pull back from the tooth, exposing either the tooth or the tooth roots. When this happens, gaps form between the teeth and the gum line, allowing bacteria accumulate. This bacterial film can harden into tartar causing long-term problems including… Read more »

How Foods Affect Your Teeth

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Two of the most common diseases today can be helped (or hindered) by what you eat. Tooth decay and periodontitis, or gum disease, develop from acid created by oral bacteria destroying the hard tissues of the mouth. Your immune system also plays a part as people with a low immune system are more at risk… Read more »