Keep Your Gums Healthy

gum health image You may be surprised to know that 32 million working days are lost each year due to dental problems. One of the main causes (especially since now the problem of cavities have been easily resolved) is a gum disease. This is the main cause of tooth loss in adults. According to statistics, three of four people affected by gum disease, and more than half the adults have something related to it. There are several types of dental disease, but they all have one thing in common, it can cause damage to the gums and / or loss of bone supporting the teeth.

The primary causal agent of gum disease is dental plaque. Plaque can be swamped by daily brushing and cleaning (flossing) regularly. If not, the plaque will indurate on the teeth, into a content called calculus. Toxins acquired by bacteria in dental plaque will interfere with the gums and killings the layers that protect it. Gums will withdraw from the teeth, making pockets controlling plaque. If not treated quickly, the bone supporting of dentition will be damaged and you may get tooth loss.

Because gum disease is painless, it often is not felt by those who experience it. That's why it is important to check teeth on a regular basis. If known at the early stages, gum disease could be easily handled. This detection covers dental check periodically to make sure the color and strength of the gums, how each teeth stand and may be taking x-rays to evaluate the bone supporting the teeth. These preventive measures should be part of every complete dental examination. Eat nutritious foods and not smoking is also a good preventive tactics. Make sure you have healthy teeth in the future. Treat them well, now.