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Did you know that gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a disease within our mouths that is the result of infected gum tissue? Gum disease can be caused by a variety of factors, including oral health, bad habits, food and drinks, among other causes. For more information, take the following gum disease quiz:

True or False: Periodontal disease can cause irreversible tooth loss.
a.) True
b.) False

What are the negative effects of gum disease?
a.) Gum disease can cause halitosis
b.) Your gums can pull back from your teeth, exposing more of the tooth’s surface
c.) Gum disease can weaken your gums and make them prone to bleeding and infection
d.) All of the above

True or False: Gum disease is treatable.
a.) True
b.) False

Which of the following treatment methods cannot be used to prevent gum disease?
a.) Daily oral hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing
b.) Regular checkups and oral exams at your dentist
c.) A healthy diet free of sugars and harmful acids
d.) All of the above can help prevent gum disease

Answer Key: a, d, a, d

For a diagnosis and treatment, please contact Beverly Hills Periodontal Arts and Implants to book an appointment with Dr. Sam Markzar and our team at our dentist office in Beverly Hills, California. Call us at 310-360-7570. Let us help you achieve a healthy smile!