HEALTHY GUMS HELP YOUR OVERALL HEALTH
Most patient are not aware of the major health impact of their gums have on the overall health of their body. The periodontium is made up of the gums, the ligaments, and the bone structure surrounding the teeth. Diseased gums may result in gum inflammation, loss of teeth, and even loss of bone structure. When your gums are kept clean and healthy, the whole-body benefits. Infections, disease, or decay in the gum area can ultimately spread throughout the entire body and cause other health problems.
SIGNS OF UNHEALTHY GUMS
Symptoms of unhealthy gums include red gums, gums that bleed easily, continual and persistent bad breath, gums that are pulling away from the teeth, loose teeth, and teeth alignment that has changed for no apparent reason. On the positive side, it is usually possible to restore gums to a healthy condition if they are diagnosed and properly treated.
CAUSES OF UNHEALTHY GUMS
Poor oral hygiene is usually the cause of most diagnosed gum disease. However, there are other factors that may cause gum issues even if you practice consistent oral hygiene. These possible factors include the beginning stages of puberty, a pregnancy, increased stress levels, certain specific medications, and specific nutritional deficiencies. If you see any possible symptoms of gum disease, you should consult with your dentist regarding their possible cause and treatment.
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