Gum Problems Directory
Gum problems range from swollen gums to oral cancer. Symptoms of gum disease (gingivitis) may include bleeding, swelling, and pain. These symptoms may also be the result of simply brushing your teeth too hard. If gum disease is found to be the problem, treatments may include scaling and root planing, flap surgery, soft tissue grafts, and more. Gum disease can be serious, so any gum problems should be evaluated by a dental professional. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how gum problems are caused, what they look like, how to treat them, and much more.
Choosing the Right Dental Care Products
Choosing from dozens of dental products can be daunting. Find out which toothpastes, toothbrushes, and mouthwashes are best for your teeth.
Dental Care Before, During, and After Pregnancy
Get tips from WebMD on taking care of your teeth and gums before, during, and after pregnancy.
Foods and Drinks Best for Your Teeth
Your diet can affect your oral health. WebMD tells you what you need to eat - and avoid eating - to ensure a healthy mouth.
Pregnancy Gingivitis and Pregnancy Tumors
Learn more from WebMD about treating and preventing gum disease and other dental problems that are more common in pregnancy.
What Your Dentist Knows About Your Health
WebMD talks to oral health experts about what your teeth and gums reveal about your health.
Gum Disease Symptoms and Heart Disease
If recent research is right, a healthy mouth means a healthy heart. Here's how to spot gum disease problems and develop good daily care of teeth and gums.
The Health Perils of Gum Disease
Gum disease is linked to a host of other ills, including diabetes and heart attack, but most people can prevent gingivitis with daily brushing, flossing, and regular check-ups.
Periodontal Disease and Heart Health
Does a healthy mouth equal a healthy heart? Heart and dental experts discuss the connection.
Dental Hygiene During Pregnancy
Keith Eddleman, MD, talks about why dental hygiene is especially important during pregnancy.
Dangers of Untreated Gum Disease
If you're not brushing and flossing regularly, you are at risk for gum disease and potential health problems.
Diabetes and Oral Health
Proper oral hygiene is especially important for dental patients who have diabetes.
Slideshows & Images
17 Oral Health & Mouth Problems
Sores, painful gums, bad breath -- what’s going on in your mouth? Found out with our slideshow of the most common mouth problems.
What Your Mouth Says About Your Health
See how diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and more health problems are related to gum disease and oral health.
Slideshow: Oral Health: Top Tips for Beautiful Teeth and Gums
Oral Health -- Top Tips for Beautiful Teeth and Gums
See ways to keep your smile bright and gums healthy. Get simple eating, flossing, and brushing tips for white teeth.
What Is Periodontitis?
Periodontitis can cause serious damage to your teeth, gums and supporting bone tissue. Learn what happens when this dental disease affects your gums.
I haven't been to the dentist in a long time. I bleed from my gums every time I brush my teeth. Is this a problem?
Bleeding gums is not a normal condition. Regular dental care and cleanings are imperative for preventing oral diseases and infections that can lead to bleeding gums.
Is it true that gingivitis or gum disease is transmittable by kissing?
Some research shows that couples share each other's bacteria -- another reason why oral hygiene and regular teeth cleanings are so important.
What can I do about receding gums?
Receding gums may be painful and look bad when you smile. A tissue graft may be the answer for your receding gum problem.