Gums have an important role to play in your mouth. They surround and cushion your teeth and help support them in biting and chewing. It’s only when your gums become inflamed and pull away from the teeth, or start to recede, that you will realise just how important they are. Without good gums, your teeth can start to wobble around.
Gum disease starts when plaque builds up under and along the gum line. Plaque is a sticky film-like substance that’s filled with bacteria. It can cause infections that hurt the gum and bone, leading to gum disease and tooth decay. Plaque also can cause gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease. Gingivitis causes your gums to become inflamed, tender, red, swollen, prone to bleeding. At this stage gum disease is reversible
In an advanced case of the disease, periodontitis occur. Left untreated, it can ruin the gums, bones, and tissues connected to your teeth.
The final stage of gum disease is advanced periodontitis. This is when the fibers and bone supporting your teeth are destroyed. It can impact your bite, and teeth may need to be removed.
You can preven gum disease, and her are few ways to helpnyou keep your gums healthy:
– brush your teeth twice day, this helps o remove the food and plaque trapped between your teeth and gums don’t forgot to scrub your tongue, use an electric toothbrush with round head will help you to clean correctly your teeth.
– flosse once day, it helps remove the plaque and food that’s beyond your toothbrush’s reach,
– quit smoking
– get your regular check up and cleaning at least once year, your dentist can detect early gum disease symptoms if you see them on a regular basis.
– use fluoride toothpaste
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