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ATLANTA, GA, April 30, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is the most common oral disease in the United States. Many adults currently have, have had or will have some form of the disease in their lifetime. The Atlanta porcelain veneers specialists at Downtown Atlanta Dentistry believe it is important for you to know the facts about periodontal disease and how it can affect your health.
Periodontal disease ranges from easy-to-cure, temporary gum inflammations all the way to serious gum disease that can result in lost teeth and damage to the tissue and bones that support the teeth. It is caused by the bacteria that naturally occur in our mouths. When these bacteria are allowed to stay undisturbed on teeth, they form plaque and tartar on the teeth. These materials and the bacteria that make them can harm teeth and gums over time.
According to the Atlanta Zoom whitening specialists at Downtown Atlanta Dentistry, the most common form of periodontal disease is known as gingivitis. Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums that can usually be reversed by sticking to a healthy regimen of brushing and flossing each day. Usually, patients with gingivitis will notice that their gums are reddish, swollen or bleed easily.
If you do not treat your gingivitis, it can advance to become full periodontal disease.
"You will notice your gums starting to pull away from your teeth and form spaces between the teeth and gums, which can become infected," says Ken Tralongo, CEO of Tralongo Management. "These infections can cause systemic diseases, deterioration of the soft tissue and bones of the mouth, and tooth loss if left untreated."
It is crucial to visit your Atlanta dentist if you believe you have any form of periodontal disease. Schedule an appointment at http://www.downtownatlantadentistry.com.
About Downtown Atlanta Dentistry:
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