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Concerned Local Dentist in London SE1 Discusses the Important Issue of Gum Care

08 / 12 / 2011

Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease. Although you may experience no pain with gingivitis there will be inflammation of the gums. When brushing your teeth you may find your gums frequently bleed or look very swollen and red. These are common signs of gingivitis and it is highly recommended that you visit your dentist in London SE1 for a consultation and check up. Left untreated gingivitis can worsen and even lead to tooth loss. Tooth loss is caused when gingivitis moves into the stage called periodontitis. The connective tissue of the teeth is affected during the periodontitis stage, teeth will begin to loosen as they separate from the gums. Heavier bleeding from the gums will occur and greater levels of pain will be felt in the gums. The exposure of a greater area of your teeth to bacteria can lead to a higher risk of tooth decay. Continuous very bad breath, called halitosis, is frequently another side effect of gum disease. Not following proper dental hygiene, diabetes and smoking will all make gum disease more likely. Pain, difficulty eating and lifelong oral health problems can all be caused by gum disease. To protect against gum disease it is essential that you visit you dentist, at least, twice a year and follow good oral hygiene practice such as brushing twice daily and frequent flossing.

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