Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting your teeth. It is caused by the bacteria that gather upon your teeth due to infrequent or inefficient brushing and flossing. Over time, these collect into a film of bacteria
that will eventually harden to form calculus (tartar).
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Normal appearance of the tissues that surround and support your teeth.
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If you are concerned that you may have Periodontal (gum) disease, please schedule an appointment for a free screening exam at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine at (303) 724-6900