Smoking and gum disease

Smoking and gum disease Fast fact Smoking and periodontal disease.  If you smoke, you are four more times as likely to have periodontal (gum) disease as someone who has never...

Avoid gum disease

Avoid gum disease Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, affects the structures of the mouth that support the teeth. It is caused when bacteria in the mouth form a sticky film (plaque) on the teeth and gums that are not properly cleaned off, which then...

Gum disease

Gum disease Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, affects the structures of the mouth that support the teeth. It is caused when bacteria in the mouth form a sticky film (plaque) on the teeth and gums that are not properly cleaned off, which then hardens into...

Periodontal or gum disease

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, affects the structures of the mouth that support the teeth. It is caused when bacteria in the mouth forms a sticky film (plaque) on the teeth and gums that is not properly cleaned off, which then hardens into a crust...