-- Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Gum disease, also called periodontal
disease, is an infection of the tissues that surround the teeth.
Potential risk factors include poor dental hygiene, smoking or
chewing tobacco, and your family history of the disease.
The American Dental Association says potential warning signs of
periodontal disease include:
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