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What are the signs of gum disease?

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Answered 2016-05-17 21:09:52

Signs of gum disease:

  • Gums that bleed after brushing or flossing.
  • Red and swollen gums.
  • Persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth.
  • Loose teeth.
  • Receding gums or wearing away of the teeth.
  • Gums that bleed easily

Because Gingivitis symptoms are easy to ignore people often do just that. Many gingivitis patients don't even know they have Gingivitis.

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