All posts in gum treatment

What is Gum Disease and Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease Overview

“If you have been told you have periodontal (gum) disease, you’re not alone. Many adults in the U.S. currently have some form of the disease. Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. In the worst cases, teeth are lost.

Whether your gum disease is stopped, slowed, or gets worse depends a great deal on how well you care for your teeth and gums every day, from this point forward.

What causes gum disease?

Our mouths are full of bacteria. These bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless “plaque” on teeth. Brushing and flossing help get rid of plaque. Plaque that is not removed can harden and form “tartar” that brushing doesn’t clean. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist can remove tartar.”

via Periodontal (Gum) Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments.

More

Are Bleeding Gums Bad?

Are Bleeding Gums Bad?

How Bleeding Gums Can Cause Bigger

Issues

Yes, your gums may bleed after a particularly vigorous brushing session or after flossing for
the first time in a while, but if they bleed consistently, there’s a problem. “Bleeding gums are a
sign of inflammation—basically, you’re walking around with an infected mouth, which could
potentially spread to the rest of your body,” says Dr. Zeines. In his holistic practice, patients with
chronic gum bleeding are given an evaluation and provided with supplements to start building up
their immune system to fight off the infection.

 

More