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What is Periodontal Disease?

Animated images showing gum disease progressionMany people are aware that if too much plaque and bacteria builds up on the teeth, you can easily develop a cavity. This can also happen to your gums in the form of an infection called periodontal (gum) disease. This condition means that harmful bacteria is actually starting to break down the gum tissue, and this can lead to a variety of problems for both your teeth and your entire body.