When it comes to your mouth’s health, it’s not all about teeth. You can’t forget about your gums! Even if you’re cavity-free
that doesn’t mean you’re immune to gum disease. Since it’s usually painless, most people did't realise they have gum disease.
Gum disease starts when plaque builds up under and along the gum line. Plaque is a sticky film-like substance that’s filled with bacteria. It can cause infections
that hurt the gum and bone, which can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Plaque also can cause gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease.
Gingivitis causes your gums to become:
If the gum not treated in early stage, it can cause periodontitis which is a second stage
of gum disease. If it's not treated, it will affect the gum, bones and tissue that connect to your teeth.
periodontitis can cause the fiber and bone that supporting your gum been destroyed. Thus, the teeth become shaky and the teeth need to be removed.
The gum disease can be reversible if you take action!!
Floss can help to remove the plaque that beyond your toothbrush reach.
2. Regular scaling
By visiting the dentist every 6 month can help to prevent the gum disease.
3. Quit smoking
Smoking will weaken your immune system thus
harder to fight the gum infection.
4. Brush after meal
This will help to remove the plague on the teeth and gum area.
5. Use floride toothpaste
Choose toothpaste that contains fluoride and has the ADA seal of acceptance.
6. Use mouthwash
A rinse helps remove food particles and debris from your mouth but it's not a
subtitute to brushing