Bright Smile Dentistry
5325 Saratoga Blvd., Suite 230 Corpus Christi, TX 78413
(361) 994-7645

What is gum disease?

Gum disease occurs when the gum tissue around your teeth becomes infected. During the day, food debris builds up on your teeth and forms a sticky film called plaque. Bacteria can grow in the plaque that remains on your teeth and eventually cause the gums to become infected. If the infection is not cleared away, it may spread and cause serious problems with your dental (and overall) health.