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Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection of the tissue and bones around your teeth. Germs and bacteria from plaque found on your teeth can cause this infection. Bacteria from the plaque will irritate your gums and cause many problems in your mouth.

Some of these problems include:

• Constant bad breath
• Gums that pull away from teeth
• Loose teeth
• Pus coming from gums
• Bleeding gums

If you are suffering from any of these conditions, please contact your dentist right away. Gum disease is a serious problem. However, given the proper treatment, there is help. Gum disease can also be easily avoided with proper brushing and flossing habits. Brushing twice a day for two minutes each day, will lower the plaque buildup that causes cavities. Flossing will also remove plaque in areas your bush cannot reach, including close and along the gumline.

If you think you have gum disease, please contact your dentist right way. Your dentist will be able to assist you and your condition, which will lead you back to positive oral health. So, call us today and schedule an appointment at 415-578-5879. Let us here at Southern Marin Dental give you a smile you can truly enjoy this holiday season.