Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is something that 75% of people in Canada have had issues with. There are different degrees of gum disease, and it’s actually the most common reason that adults lose their teeth.
Gum disease is an infection in the gums, and therefore also in the bones once it gets to be rather severe. This causes bone loss down into and around each of the teeth. When that happens, bacteria gets into your bone and blood stream and can become a system problem, not just an oral problem. Gingivitis is especially common during the second to eight months of pregnancy.