This one-page handout educates people about receding gums, which can be a sign of periodontal (gum) disease. It explains how gum disease begins with bacteria that contains plaque building up on the teeth and gums, and describes the early stage of gum disease (gingivitis) and its advanced stage (periodontitis). The document discusses prevention of gum disease by good daily oral hygiene practices, and outlines treatment options.
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