Gum disease is caused by the build-up of bacteria that harden and form tartar (or calculus) on your teeth. Over time, this tarter/calculus breaks down the tissues of your mouth beneath the gum line, making it the leading cause of tooth loss or extraction. Science has now shown that once it reaches this level, bacteria can also travel through the blood stream to affect other areas of the body, contributing to serious health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, certain types of cancer and a higher risk of stroke. Thankfully, with the help of modern laser technology, Dr. Gordon Wilson can treat gum disease to save your health and smile. For more information visit https://tlc4gums.com.