8 Warning Signs of Gum Disease

  1. Your gums bleed easily
  2. Your gums are very red, tender and/or swollen
  3. You can see pus in between your teeth and gums when they are pressed
  4. You have chronic bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth
  5. You notice a change in your bite or in the way your teeth  fit together
  6. Your teeth are loose or they are separating
  7. The fit of your partial dentures have changed


Gum disease is caused by plaque & tartar remaining around the gum lines of the teeth. The bacteria in plaque produce acids & other toxins that can destroy bone & gum tissue over a period of time. The only way to remove tartar is to have your teeth professionally cleaned by your dentist.