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Gingivitis and Periodontitis

Gingivitis and Periodontitis

Learn about Gum Disease Prevention

Products for Plaque Control, Gingivitis & Periodontitis Prevention

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Gum Disease can Affect more than just our Oral Health

The American Dental Association states, "There is evidence that bacteria in the mouth which are associated with gum disease may be linked to heart disease, artery blockages and stroke." Other recent studies link oral infections with diabetes and premature, low-weight births.

There is growing evidence that supports the relationship between oral and systemic health. The health of the mouth can indicate the presence of other diseases while reversely the presence of diagnosed disease may call for more thorough oral care and time.

Knowing this, it is also important to understand and prevent the common diseases of the gums and supporting structures through bacterial plaque disruption and removal by regular brushing and interdental cleaning.

A sticky film called bacterial plaque, constantly forms on your teeth. If you don't clean properly, plaque will be left behind, especially between the teeth and along the gum line. When plaque accumulates in these areas it causes gum inflammation (gingivitis). Inflamed gum tissue is characterized by redness and swelling. The gums may bleed when you clean your teeth.

Healthy gums are pale, pink and firm. The gum tissue covers the bone and fits firmly around the tooth like a collar. There is no bleeding when you brush or clean between your teeth.

If the plaque is not removed, it grows in the crevice between tooth and gum tissue. On the root surface of the tooth, the plaque hardens into tartar with a raw surface where bacteria attach even easier. As the supporting bone gradually breaks down, the tooth loses more and more of its attachment. The gum inflammation has developed into periodontitis. It is a slow process which often goes on unnoticed and without pain. In time the tooth will become loose and in the worst case may be lost.

Periodontitis is very common. Approximately 40% of all adults suffer from periodontal disease - often without knowing it. The sooner it is diagnosed and treated, the better. Fortunately, you can do a lot yourself to prevent periodontal disease.

If you suspect gum inflammation, contact your dental professional which may consist of a deep cleaning and removal of plaque. Regular checkups in combination with personal home care are crucial to prevent the problems from coming back. Ask your dentist or dental hygienist for advice and instruction.

You can prevent gum inflammation and periodontitis through good daily oral hygiene.