What are signs of gum disease that can happen as you get older?


At any age, signs of gum disease include:

The best way to keep your gums in good shape is to take good care of your teeth. Brush twice a day and floss every day. See your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings. If you smoke, quit. (Your doctor can help you find effective ways to stop smoking for good.)

  • Bleeding when you brush your teeth
  • Gums that recede, or pull back from your teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Bad breath

From: How Teeth Change With Age WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on January 17, 2018
Reviewed by Michael Friedman on January 17, 2018


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