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Gum disease (periodontal disease) occurs when plaque
is allowed to build up on the teeth and the gums (also called the gingiva).
Mild gum disease is called gingivitis. It causes red, swollen gums that
bleed easily when brushed.
August 5, 2011
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD, MD - Family Medicine & Steven K. Patterson, BS, DDS, MPH - Dentistry
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