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Do I have gum disease?
There is a good chance that you have gum disease. A large scale oral health survey of Singaporean adults conducted...
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What is gum disease?
Gum disease is a simple way of naming the most common disease affecting mankind3. It can happen to anyone...
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How do I know if I have gum disease?
Symptoms you can look out for are: Bleeding from the gums. You might notice this when you are brushing or flossing...
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What should I do if I suspect I have gum disease?
Please see a dentist and tell him/her your suspicions. Gum disease can be difficult to detect even by a dentist...
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What can I expect from a gum check?
A gum check involves a thorough examination of the teeth and gums. Some discomfort and bleeding from the gums can...
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Who can treat gum disease?
All dentists in Singapore should be able to treat gum disease. However, gum disease presents in different severities and complexities...
REFERENCES

1. Health Promotion Board. Adult Oral Health Survey 2003.
2. Ministry of Health Singapore. Singapore Burden of Disease Study 2010.
3. Guinness World Records Editors. Gum disease. In: Guinness World Records. 2001. New York:Mint Publishers, Incorporated; p.175.
4. Kassebaum NJ, Bernabé E, Dahiya M, Bhandari B, Murray CJ, Marcenes W. Global burden of severe periodontitis in 1990-2010: a systematic review and meta-regression. J Dent Res. 2014 Nov;93(11):1045-53.