, better known as gum disease, is an inflammation of the gums that can progress to affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. This dental problem is caused due to plaque (a sticky, colourless film that constantly forms on the teeth) build up that infects not only your gums and teeth, but eventually the gum tissue and bone that support the teeth. Other causes that lead to this disease are:
- Poor Oral Hygiene:
Excessive consumption of sugary, sticky food, irregular or no brushing and flossing and infrequent dental visits makes for a perfect periodontal disease case. Daily brushing and flossing can prevent plaque build-up and save the person from losing a tooth or many teeth. It is the leading cause of tooth fall among many adults.
- Hormonal Changes & Genetics:
The gums of women become more sensitive, making them an easy prey to this disease when their bodies are undergoing a change in the hormones during, puberty, pregnancy, menopause and monthly menstruation. Like other dental problems, even gum disease can be passed on from one generation to another
- Illness & Medications:
Illnesses that interfere with the immune system of the body are more likely to cause gum diseases. These illnesses include Cancer and HIV. Even diabetes affects the body's ability to use blood sugar, and all diabetic patients are at higher risk of developing gum infections. Some medications can also cause a dry mouth. This lessens the effect that saliva has on washing away the bacteria in the mouth. As a result, this can affect the oral health of the patient. Some medications are also known for their ill-effect of causing abnormal growth of gum tissue.
The Periodontal disease
often are subtle. However, there are a couple of tell-tale signs that can warm you of your condition in advance. These symptoms of gum disease include:
- Red, swollen, or tender gums
- Bleeding gums during and after brushing
- Formation of deep pockets between teeth and gums
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Abnormal bite
- Persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth
- Receding gums
Good oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist can reverse the damage during the very early stages of gum disease. Using India’s Best toothpaste
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