How would you even know if you are in the throes of gum disease? Well, if you have tender gums that bleed when you’re brushing your teeth, that is one telltale sign.
How did this happen to you? This all-too-common condition is actually caused by oral bacteria that festers below your gum line and creates convenient “pockets” where even more bacteria can gather. Gum disease can be the result of laziness (as in poor oral hygiene habits) or bad luck (having a genetic predisposition). Either way, the end results are the same: tooth loss and worse.