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If you don’t look after your teeth, you will lose them. Gum disease is caused by bacteria that deposit on your teeth and produce a toxin. This toxin causes the gums and bone around the teeth to be eaten away and you end up losing your teeth over a period of time.
How do I know I have gum disease?
- You gums will bleed on brushing
- Your mouth will smell (you will not know about this)
- Your gums start receding and you start seeing spaces between teeth
- You may have loose teeth
Gum disease affects most people at some time during their life. It is usually caused by a build-up of plaque on our teeth. One of the common signs of gum disease is bleeding gums. Meticulous cleaning of teeth each day can help prevent gum disease.
What are the different types of gum disease
This form is the early stages where your gums just bleed and sometimes swell up. You can have a mild version to a severe version of it.
Periodontitis is an advanced gum disease that occurs if gingivitis is not treated. Here bone is also eaten away and there are very high chances of losing teeth if not treated.
What is the cure and treatment for gum disease?
Daily brushing, and flossing and visiting the dentist regularly is the only way you can look after your gums. Please make sure you visit the dentist regularly.
While it is tempting to avoid cleaning your gums when they are inflamed and bleeding, brushing will help improve the situation.
Professional scaling and cleaning at North Ryde Dentist allows you to keep your smile healthy and disease free.
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