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Are Children Susceptible to Gum Disease?

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a common condition in which plaque builds up on the teeth and can cause the gum tissue to become inflamed. As gum disease progresses, an active infection can ensue underneath the gumline, which can lead to loose teeth and eventually tooth loss.

While periodontal disease can be mild or severe, it’s important to know that nearly everyone is susceptible to this condition, including children. Here’s what you need to know about your child’s risk of periodontal disease.

An article by Dr. Mojgan Mazhari. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: ARE CHILDREN SUSCEPTIBLE TO GUM DISEASE?