Over 80 million Americans have some degree of gum disease, many of them unknowingly. That is a lot of people considering that gum disease is preventable. Gum disease is a very concerning oral condition that we would far rather prevent than have to treat. Once infection begins, it never really heals and ongoing care to stop the progression of gum infection becomes quite expensive. Bad breath and sensitive gums are treatable, but they pale in comparison to bleeding gums. Bleeding gums are a big deal, because of the long term damage it can inflict. If your face was bleeding, you would seek treatment. Your gums are no different and way too often the“silent” symptoms lead to the larger health issues.