The majority of people have some level of periodontal disease. A milder form of gum disease is called gingivitis and as it becomes more serious it becomes
Lots of people have at least one filling and if this applies to you then you probably remember your dentist asking you to bite down and munch on a piece of paper shortly after your filling was completed. This special paper leaves brightly colored marks on the teeth that tell the dentist where the filling is too high so they can gradually adjust it, bring it back into the correct occlusion with the rest of your teeth. By the time they finish, your teeth should bite together correctly.