How Gum Disease Sneaks Up On You

How Gum Disease Sneaks Up On You

by Shearly (SU)
There may be a killer lurking in plain view, and much closer than you might think. Quite literally, right under our noses. Gum disease, an infection of the soft tissues that surround the teeth, is usually painless. And while many people are aware that they need to eat right, exercise and care for their bodies, they may not recognize the often-subtle symptoms caused by gum disease. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) though, 64.7 million Americans have mild to moderate or even severe gum disease (In patients aged 65 and older, the numbers jump to as much as 70% of the population). That is why it’s so important to be aware of gum disease and how it can sneak up on you.