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
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