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Do you know what the effects of gum disease are? Did you know that gum disease can eventually lead to irreversible tooth loss? Although gum disease is fairly common, it is a serious disease that must be treated as soon as symptoms begin to show. Listed below are some common questions about gum disease:

What is gum disease?
a.) Gum disease is an infection of the gum tissue within your mouth
b.) Gum disease is a disorder that results in the failure of wisdom teeth to erupt above the gum line
c.) Foods that can help wash away debris and harmful bacteria
d.) Gum disease is an illness caused by food allergies

Which of the following oral health habits can help lower your risk for gum disease?
a.) The avoidance of smoking and chewing tobacco
b.) The elimination of using illegal drugs
c.) Avoiding and preventing dry mouth symptoms from occurring
d.) All of the above

True or False: Another name for gum disease is periodontal disease.
a.) True
b.) False

True or False: Gum disease in its early stages includes gingivitis.
a.) True
b.) False

Answer Key: a, d, a, a

If you notice signs of gum disease, fortunately, it can be treated. Kelner Periodontics LLC remains committed to your oral health, and you are welcome to book an appointment with us by calling 732-587-6740. Stop by our dentist office in Clark, New Jersey, and Dr. Danielle Kelner and our team will give you the treatment you need. Let us help you with all of your oral health care needs.