Gum disease can be caused by a number of factors, but poor oral hygiene is the most common cause.
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Gum disease is caused by a build-up of a sticky substance called plaque on your teeth. This can happen if you do not brush your teeth regularly.
Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing regularly can help gum disease. A dental hygienist may need to thoroughly clean your teeth.
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