Affecting almost half of Americans over the age of 30 (1), Gingivitis is a type of gum disease caused by bacteria that turns sugar into acid, and eats away at our teeth.
It is possible to have gum disease and not experience any symptoms. Regular dental checks are the only way to make sure you do not have gum disease.
Depending on the severity of the gum disease, there are several treatments that may help restore your gum health. Left untreated, gum disease can progress throughout your mouth and cause infections, bad breath, and eventually tooth loss.