Gums are part of the soft tissue lining of the mouth. They are tightly bound to the underlying bone that holds the teeth. Gums also help resist friction of food passing over them.
The colour of healthy gums is generally coral pink. Your mouth constantly makes a sticky substance called plaque which contains bacteria. It can result in the formation of tartar and can cause gum diseases like periodontitis and gingivitis as well.
Find out how you can take care of your gums and how it affects your oral health through these dental care videos.
Gum diseases can also occur due to improper oral hygiene, smoking or chewing tobacco, low immunity, diseases like diabetes, stress, poor nutrition and can even be hereditary. This video covers all the causes of gum disease.
Gum disease is caused by an inflammatory response to bacteria in the mouth. It can be classified as Gingivitis or Periodontitis, based on the intensity of the condition. If not treated in time, gum disease can lead to greater complications including tooth loss.
The symptoms of gum diseases include bleeding of the gums, tartar, swollen gums, an unpleasant taste in the mouth, a change in bite, etc. These conditions must be dealt with by consulting the dentist, immediately.
So, you have the perfect set of teeth. But don’t let that fool you into thinking you’re safe from gum diseases! There are factors such as braces, dentures, smoking, etc., which can increase one’s risk factors of getting gum disease
Find out more about who’s at risk of getting a gum disease and whether you are susceptible by watching this dental care video.
If you have been diagnosed with a gum disease, it’s extremely important to seek the right treatment for it. If your gum disease is left untreated it could result in affecting your overall health as well.
Treatment of gum diseases involve measures such as tightening the oral care regimen, getting your teeth cleaned in a clinic, medication or sometimes even surgery. For more information on how to cure gum diseases, watch this dental care video.
Preventing gum diseases is easy! All you need to do is adopt healthy oral habits, Brush your teeth, floss, rinse and visit a dentist regularly! This dental care video shows demonstrates how you can effectively avoid suffering from any gum disease! Click play now!
Also, don’t forget to change your toothbrush once in three months and avoid the usage of tobacco.