How Common is Gum Disease?

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Newmarket Dentist – Keep 28 Dental Centre – Common is gum disease

Gum disease is very common. Seven out of 10 Canadians will develop gum disease in their lives. This disease usually progresses painlessly over time until its advanced stages. There are often infections, pain, and tooth loss in the advanced stages. Gum disease starts when plaque sticks to the tooth and gums. The gums become red and puffy and will bleed when brushing or flossing. This early stage is often referred to as “gingivitis.” The dentist can help determine if you have gum disease and then help you manage the disease if you can. The easiest way to prevent this disease is to brush and floss regularly and visit our dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups.