The Silent Dental Disease

Half of adult Americans have periodontal (gum) disease and don’t even know it. In its early stages, the symptoms may not seem like a big deal — bleeding when brushing and flossing, tender and red gums. They may start out mild, but as the disease progresses, these signs are a clear red flag to your dentist that something is wrong. The issue, however, is that periodontal disease is easier to resolve when caught early.