Test Your Gum Disease Savvy

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Everyone knows that basic dental care practices, such as brushing and flossing, protect teeth from decay and prevent cavities. But not everyone is aware of the risks associated with not caring for their gums. Known as the "gingivae" in anatomical lingo, your gums are those pink babies located at and surrounding the base of each tooth. Healthy gums help keep teeth firmly in place and appear coral pink and resilient. However, certain risk factors and improper care can put your gums at risk for disease. Find out how much you know about gum disease by taking this quiz.