Gums are an integral and important part of your overall oral health, as they surround and give support to your teeth. When was the last time you actually paid attention to your gums? Our gums aren’t as prominent as our teeth and hence they are mostly overlooked by us. But our gum’s health is of utmost importance for having a healthy smile. Gum diseases can be a cause of tooth loss among adults. We don’t realize about gum diseases because it is mostly painless, therefore you may only come to know if you make regular dental checkup visits to your dentist.
Gum disease mostly occur due to the accumulation of plaque, it is the sticky bacterial deposit that forms everyday on your teeth. To prevent the dental plaque from turning into tartar, you can get rid of it by daily brushing and flossing, because once the dental plaque hardens, it can only be removed with the tools used by your dental hygienist or dentist. During the early stage, gum disease is known as gingivitis, and its symptoms are redness, inflammation, and bleeding of the gums. To treat gum disease at this level will require you to take care of your oral hygiene, you should brush at least twice a day and floss at least once, and also go for professional dental cleaning.
If the gum disease is at an advanced stage, it will lead to the loss of the gum tissue and the bone which support your teeth. And gradually, the teeth will begin to shift in your mouth. And if this is not treated, you may lose your teeth. Therefore, to treat gum disease, you should see a dentist as soon as possible. Early treatment for gum disease can quell the problem soon.
To maintain good and healthy gums, you can visit Expressions Dental Clinic in Calgary for your routine dental checkups. Make sure to have a healthy diet and take care of your oral health by brushing and flossing daily. To know more about gum diseases you can also call at +1 (403) 252 7733.