5 Signs You Have Gum Disease

dentist_gum diseaseMany people are focused on keeping their teeth healthy and clean but neglect the health of their gums. Did you know that almost half of the American adults have periodontitis? The risk increases to 70.1% as the person reaches 65 years and older. Gum disease is also a common type of mouth disease and worse, they are often painless, making it less noticeable. In fact, you might already be suffering from gum disease and you still don’t know it. So, what is gum disease? It occurs when the gums of the mouth are infected; which can affect the bone supporting the teeth if treatment is delayed. There are three stages starting from gingivitis, periodontitis and the worst stage called advanced periodontitis.