By: Smileway Dental

Gum disease is a serious gum infection that damage the gums and without treatment can destroy the bone that supports your teeth. 

Gum disease can cause teeth to loosen or lead to tooth loss. Gum disease is very common, and it usually go unnoticed until late stages of the disease. It is preventable during early stages. 


What causes gum disease?

Bad habits such as smoking make it harder for gum tissue to repair itself.
Poor oral hygiene habits such as not brushing and flossing on a daily basis, make it easier for tartar to form. 

These TWO are the main causes of gum disease.

Family history of dental disease can be a contributing factor for the development of gingivitis.
Certain Illness may affect the condition of your gums. For example diabetic patient and patient with diseases that affect the immune system.


What are the symptoms of gum disease?

  1. Gums that bleed during and after tooth brushing.
  2. Red, swollen, or tender gums.
  3. Persistent bad breath or bad taste in mouth.
  4. Receding gums.


How can gum disease be prevented?

Stop smoking
Tobacco use is a significant risk factor for development of periodontitis. Smokers are 7 times more likely to get gum disease and smoking can lower the chances of success of some treatment.

Maintain good oral hygeine
Brush at least twice per day and floss everyday.

Maintain a well-balanced diet
Proper nutrition can helps your immune system fight infection. Eating antioxidants high food like fruits and vegetable can help your body repair damaged tissue (in this case the gums).

Avoid clenching and grinding your teeth
This actions may put excess force on the supporting tissues of teeth and could increase the rate at which the gums and bone surrounding your teeth are destroyed.

Reduce stress
Stress may make it difficult for your body’s immune system to fight off infection.

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