How To Fight Gum Disease and Keep a Healthy Smile
When you think about dental health, you most likely think about your teeth first. But did you know that a big part of your oral health includes your gums?
Your gums protect your teeth and underlying bone, forming a barrier against infection. Gum disease is known as the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. But gum disease can also lead to degenerative diseases that affect other parts of your body. By maintaining the health of your gums, you’re keeping your whole body healthy!
What is gum disease?
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is defined as an infection of the tissue and bone that support your teeth.
There are several stages of gum disease, escalating in severity: gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. Early symptoms include gum inflammation and sensitivity, progressing to gaps between the teeth and gums, pus discharge, receding gums, and more.
How does gum disease happen?
Believe it or not, your mouth supports a unique ecosystem of bacteria. When everything is balanced, there is no disease.
However, problems arise when the bacteria ecosystem is thrown out of balance and pathogens invade.
According to Harvard School of Medicine, “disease-causing bacteria trigger a response from the body's immune system, and the white blood cells summoned to eradicate them produce substances that not only destroy bacteria but also damage gum tissue.”
How to prevent gum disease
Maintaining the balance of your oral microbiome is the key to preventing gum disease. The easiest way? Brushing your teeth!
Brushing and flossing as part of your regular routine helps clean your teeth and removes any trapped food particles that would otherwise become harmful. Oral care plays a significant part in the holistic healing of your body.
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