Did you know that some 56% of Americans suffer from some form of gum disease?
Gum disease, tooth decay and bad breath, most of times are related to how good your oral hygiene is. However, predatory bacteria buried deep inside your gums can be eating at your roots and spreading like a plague to your throat, nose and airways. So not even the deepest cleaning treatments can reach and destroy these bacteria that are tirelessly lurking inside your mouth even when your teeth seem fine.
Gum and teeth diseases, like gingivitis and periodontitis, are usually linked to diabetes, respiratory infections, kidney and heart disease and even oral deadly diseases.
Gingivitis causes irritation, redness and swelling of the part of your gum around the base of your teeth.
Periodontitis is an advanced form of gum disease that begins with inflammation and bleeding. Ultimately causes your gums to retract, and your teeth to fall. Not to mention bad breath as a first symptom of something going wrong with your mouth's health.
Untreated gum and teeth conditions are dangerous for your health, as it is mentioned by Mayo Clinic's experts. So, prevention is very important.
Of course, as previously said, good oral hygiene is basic. But there are also other golden rules to keep your mouth in perfect conditions: Limit your sugar consumption and choose water instead of carbonated beverages; increase vegetables and fresh fruits in your diet and get natural supplements to strengthen your teeth and gums' health.
Be careful with dental restorations that don't fit properly or crooked teeth that are difficult to clean. Avoid smoking or chewing tobacco and keep in mind that certain drugs may damage your mouth's health.
Follow experts' advice and save your teeth to smile with confidence once again! ⊕