DID YOU KNOW? Many diseases are linked to your oral health, including heart disease, osteoporosis, oral cancer and diabetes. Gum disease begins when plaque adheres at and below the visible edge of your gums. If plaque is not removed every day by brushing and flossing, it hardens into tartar (also called calculus). Tartar promotes a bacterial infection at the point of attachment. In these early stages, gum disease is called gingivitis.   What if I am already in the early stages of gum disease? If you have gum disease, getting rid of plaque and tartar gives your gums a chance to get better. That’s why in the early stages of gum

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DID YOU KNOW? Many diseases are linked to your oral health, including heart disease, osteoporosis, oral cancer and diabetes. Gum disease begins when plaque adheres at and below the visible edge of your gums. If plaque is not removed every day by brushing and flossing, it hardens into tartar (also called calculus). Tartar promotes a bacterial infection at the point of attachment. In these early stages, gum disease is called gingivitis.   What if I am already in the early stages of gum disease? If you have gum disease, getting rid of plaque and tartar gives your gums a chance to get better. That’s why in the early stages of gum

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