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5 Warning Signs of Gum Disease

5 Warning Signs of Gum Disease

Many people think that gum disease is a disease that the elderly suffer from. However, according to the health media 'Women's Health', half of the American adults over the age of 30 suffer from gum disease.

Gum disease is caused by the growth of bacteria in plaque (plaque) that builds up between the teeth and gums. At first, inflammation (gingivitis) occurs in the gums around the teeth, but if not taken care of, it penetrates deeper and breaks down the bones that support the teeth (periodontitis).

The treatments should be started if the following symptoms occur.

Bleeding = If you see a bleeding when brushing or flossing, this is a sign that plaque has accumulated

Swelling = If your gums are swollen and tingling, this is an early sign of gingivitis.

Bad breath = If your mouth smells bad even after brushing your teeth in the morning, it could be a sign of gum disease.

Mobility of tooth = If you find a tooth with looseness.

Recession = The teeth appear to be elongated. This is because the gums are atrophied and pushed out. It is one of the symptoms of gum disease.

As with all diseases, prevention is more important than treatment. Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day is recommended. If you add mouth rinse (gargle) to this, you will get less plaque by removing food debris that toothbrush and dental floss could not remove.

If not properly removed, plaque hardens over time and becomes tartar. Plaque can easily get stuck in areas where tartar has formed. The initial plaque can be removed by brushing, but tartar that reacts with the lime component of saliva and adheres firmly to the teeth cannot be removed by brushing. That's why it's important to have your dental calculus removed (scaling) on a regular basis.


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