If you suspect that you have gum disease, you must see your dentist straight away. Gum disease is an infection of the gum which can cause damage to the bone that supports your teeth, if left untreated it can cause tooth loss and other health complications.
Gum disease, also known as periodontitis, is quite common in adults. Gum disease is usually the result of poor dental hygiene and is enhanced by bad lifestyle choices such as smoking. Luckily, gum disease is completely preventable if you have a thorough oral hygiene routine that includes: brushing twice per day, flossing daily (night time is best) and ensuring you attend your regular dental check-ups.
At first, you may not know that you have gum disease, which is why it is important to see your dentist regularly so they can detect early onset gum disease before it becomes more advanced and difficult to treat.
Symptoms of Gum Disease
If you notice any of these symptoms, you should book an appointment with your dentist. Natural, healthy gums are pale pink, firm and fit tightly around your teeth.
Risk Factors of Gum Disease
You have a higher risk of getting gum disease if:
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