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Brushing your teeth and spitting out a little pink in the residual toothpaste should not be taken lightly. This is typically not a sign of aggressive brushing, yet it is a common symptom of the earliest stages of gum disease.

Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease is serious condition shared by an estimated 47% of people over the age of thirty. The Centers for Disease Control have also reported that an estimated 64% of people over the age of sixty-five have an advanced form of gum disease.

Gum disease typically starts out as gingivitis, which can be treated by a dental cleaning at Fine Periodontics’s Greenville, South Carolina dental offices. Once this has removed all traces of tartar from your teeth and gum line, you can further prevent recurrence of gum disease with improvements to your daily oral hygiene routine.

Without professional care, gingivitis can escalate as the bacterial presence, and inflammation causes your gums to slowly recede from the base of your teeth. In time the deep infection near the roots can weaken the bones. In time, this could cause multiple cases of tooth loss and might require oral surgical procedures to treat.

If you live in the Greenville, South Carolina area and you have gum health concerns, you should call 864-299-5900 to seek diagnosis and treatment at Fine Periodontics’s clinic.