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What causes gum disease?

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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Dentistry - Periodontics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Plaque buildup

Bacteria in plaque make toxins that irritate your gums causing them to bleed-gingivitis.
If that continues, some folks get bone loss-periodontitis, .

In brief: Plaque buildup

Bacteria in plaque make toxins that irritate your gums causing them to bleed-gingivitis.
If that continues, some folks get bone loss-periodontitis, .
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
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Dr. Peter Ihle
meth mouth? also Neurontin has a side effect of gum hyperplasia.
Dr. Eric Dale
Dentistry - Periodontics

In brief: Bacteria infection

Gum disease is a bacterial infection.
It infects the gums and bone that hold the teeth in the mouth. Inadequate brushing and flossing are main causes, as well as not visiting the dentist regularly. There is also a genetic link, and many medical connections to other diseases.

In brief: Bacteria infection

Gum disease is a bacterial infection.
It infects the gums and bone that hold the teeth in the mouth. Inadequate brushing and flossing are main causes, as well as not visiting the dentist regularly. There is also a genetic link, and many medical connections to other diseases.
Dr. Eric Dale
Dr. Eric Dale
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: Gum Disease from-

Poor oral hygiene.
Due to the limited amount of space we have here to discuss this issue, i would recommend that you read all about it on the following website which is a good source of information: http://www.Mouthhealthy.Org/en/az-topics/g/gum-disease.Aspx.

In brief: Gum Disease from-

Poor oral hygiene.
Due to the limited amount of space we have here to discuss this issue, i would recommend that you read all about it on the following website which is a good source of information: http://www.Mouthhealthy.Org/en/az-topics/g/gum-disease.Aspx.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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