Gum diseases are the most common disease in the world and the chances are that you, dear reader, have some signs of gingivitis or periodontitis.It is essentially a chronic infection which affects the supporting tissues surrounding the teeth and results in the progressive loss of the ligament and bone that hold the teeth in place.
This ultimately results in the teeth becoming loose and either falling out or requiring extraction and it is gum disease rather than tooth decay that is the number one reason for tooth loss worldwide. Other causes could be:
- Poor oral hygiene, such as not brushing and flossing enough every day. You should brush at least three times a day and try to floss after every meal.
- Hormonal changes caused especially by pregnancy, puberty and menopause.
- Bad habits like smoking and doing drugs.
- Gum ulcers
- Swollen and tender gums
- Bad taste in mouth
- Blood on toothbrush while brushing
- Pus around teeth (rare but it a very big sign)
- Bad breath
- Gum redness
- Visible tartar deposits
- Gums bleed easily (especially when brushed)
- Brush twice a day for at least 3 minutes each time and floss daily. If you're not sure whether you're brushing or flossing properly, your dentist or dental hygienist can show you the best techniques.
- Always brush with toothpaste that contains fluoride. Daily mouth rinses containing fluoride are also recommended.
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Thank you for taking the time to visit our webpage and good luck trying to prevent gum disease :)