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Did you know that nearly three-quarters of all adults suffer from gum disease? Fortunately, this painful and sometimes serious condition can be prevented by comprehensive family dental care in Renton.

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, begins in the soft tissue around the teeth where they emerge through the gums. Healthy gums are pink in color, and the attachment fibers connecting the gums to the teeth and the teeth through the bone are intact. But when food debris mixes with saliva, plaque can form, leading to hardened deposits around the teeth. Without regular cleanings by professional dentists, these deposits eventually cause the gums to be red and inflamed. This condition is called gingivitis. Gingivitis is reversible but can develop into periodontitis if untreated. Unfortunately, periodontitis is irreversible and can lead to tooth decay and loss.