What is gum disease and how does it occur?
Gum disease is where the gums become inflamed, sore or infected. Plaque is a soft, sticky film made up of a combination of bacteria, food and saliva Particles. Soon after brushing our teeth, plaque starts to form on Quickly the surfaces of all the teeth.
If left, after 24 hours the plaque starts to harden and THEN turns into tartar (calculus).
The hard calculus removed by Can not Be brushing or flossing. Your dentist or hygienist Will Need to use special instruments to remove the calculus for you.
The plaque and calculus irritates the gums and leads to gum inflammation, Which is Also Called gingivitis
What is the signs of gum disease?
- Swollen gums.
- Red gums.
- Bad breath or bad keys in the mouth.
- Bleeding gums brushing or flossing.
- Sore gums.
In severe cases of gum disease or periodontal disease periodontitis may develop.
It spreads to the bone, the which connects the teeth in the jaw.
The bone around the teeth May be lost and this may result in the teeth to becoming looser and eventually falling out.
How can I Prevent Gum Disease?
By removing the plaque builds up on your teeth that with good oral hygiene.
Brushing your teeth for two minutes at least twice a day and daily flossing or using interdental brushes between your teeth.
Your dentist or hygienist can show you and the most effective ways to remove plaque from your teeth.
ls gum disease reversible?
Mild cases of gum disease is reversible through normally maintaining good oral hygiene while the disease is active gums bleed DURING flossing and brushing May. This does not mean you gum brushing or flossing too hard is! In FACT the best way to get the healthy again is to continue flossing and brushing THESE \
Areas bleeding gums and over time the less and less as the inflammation goes down.
Periodontal disease (When bone is lost) is not reversible, But maybe stopped from progressing through good oral hygiene and regular scaling (removal of calculus).