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What Causes Gum Disease?

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Gum disease, which is also referred to as periodontal disease, is primarily caused by a buildup of harmful plaque and bacteria between the teeth and gums. That said, there are a number of factors that can be key contributors to the development of gum disease, including:

No matter its cause, the earlier gum disease is identified, the better the opportunity there is for successful treatment. For this reason, our dentists – Dr. Don Chiappetti and Dr. Jonathan Coombs – recommend all individuals schedule a dental visit at least twice a year. Should any signs of periodontal disease be identified, all potential treatment options can be reviewed, and the most effective method can be employed before the condition has time to progress.