Gum disease is a common dental condition that occurs when bacteria gets deep into the gum tissue causing it to become infected and inflamed. It is typically a result of poor oral hygiene.
There are many symptoms to look for that may indicate gum disease issues, including inflamed and bright red gums, constant bad breath, gums that bleed when you brush or floss your teeth, swollen or puffy gums, painful chewing, and loose teeth.
Being aware of oral health issues for seniors, maintaining good oral hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly can go a long way in alleviating and preventing common dental problems experienced by adults over the age of 60.
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