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Smile Bright: Preventing Dental Disease and GumDisease

Dental disease, often characterized by cavities, is a common oral health problem. It occurs when the protective enamel on our teeth losses minerals mainly calcium due to acid attacks from plaque buildup, leading to decay and, if left untreated, potentially causing tooth loss. The primary culprits are sugary diets, poor oral hygiene, and a lack of regular dental check-ups.

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is another prevalent chronic dental issue. It begins as gingivitis, causing swollen and bleeding gums. Left untreated,it can progress to periodontitis, which can lead to tooth loss. Poor oral hygiene and tobacco use are significant contributors to gum disease.