How to prevent periodontal disease

Periodontal disease is a serious gum infection which can harm gum and bone tissue and if left untreated, can lead to bone loss. The primary cause of the disease is a failure to eradicate plaque from teeth, which leads to the plaque hardening and creating tartar.

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Improving gum health

Gums can become unhealthy when plaque begins to build up under and along the gum line. Plaque is a sticky film-like substance which is filled with bacteria and can cause infections which hurt the gum and bone, leading to potential gum disease and tooth decay.

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Is gum disease contagious?

Gum disease normally arises from a bacterial infection which spreads to the gums due to a build-up of plaque. This can lead to inflamed, sore, red and potentially bleeding gums. The bacteria which can lead to gum disease can be spread through saliva. Subsequently, if you possess gum disease and you make…

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The effects of gum disease on your body and overall health

Everyone knows it’s important to take great care of your teeth and gums to get rid of bacteria and avoid cavities.  The majority of people also understand that to keep their mouth and teeth healthy, it is recommended to brush and use interdental cleaning (interdental brushes/floss) at least two times a day, avoid cavity-producing foods (such as sugary treats), avoiding smoking and visit their dentist regularly (we recommend at least every 6 months).