Periodontal, or gum disease, is caused by build up of plaque and bacteria. Signs of gum disease include bleeding of gums, swollen and tender gums, bad breath or bad taste, and gums that have been pulled away from the teeth. Proper dental hygiene is essential to avoid gum disease. Brushing daily, flossing and dental cleanings are very important. Call today to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Fasano!