Many people think of oral health, and they think of beautiful, strong teeth. All too often, the pink frame around those pearly whites is overlooked. However, keeping you gums healthy may be the most important thing you can do to protect your teeth, and overall health. What is gum disease? Arlington Gum Health - Understanding Gum Disease Gum disease begins with plaque on your teeth. If it is not removed, it turns to a hard substance called calculus or tartar. Both plaque and tartar harbor harmful bacteria, which infect and irritate the gum tissues. At first, there are no noticeable symptoms. The very earliest stages are usually only detected by a dental professional. As the disease progresses, gums become inflamed and irritated, separating from the teeth.
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