Gum Infection; A serious teeth killer

Plaque As The Culprit Of Gum Infection:


Gum disease is a gum infection caused by dental plaque. Dental plaque is the sticky, colorless and soft film of bacteria that sticks to the surfaces of the teeth and gums. Plaque that is not removed can lead to tooth cavities and periodontal disease.

What causes dental plaque on teeth is the accumulation of bacteria and other microorganisms with bacteria by- products and food particles. Regular brushing of teeth and flossing prevents the build up of dental plaque and as it progresses different kinds of microorganisms are formed. Plaque can produce acids that cause irritation in the gums thus causing inflammation leading to gingivitis, periodontal disease and worse is tooth loss.

Build up of dental plaque can be prevented by having superior oral hygiene, regular brushing and flossing of teeth will prevent bacteria from forming into plaque and damaging the teeth and gums. Oral health rinse is one best way to prevent it too. Using all-natural oral rinse can remove bacteria that brushing and flossing have not removed.

Poor Oral Hygiene: A Gum Infection Risk Factor:

Regular brushing and flossing are the essentials of oral health. Gum infection starts when poor oral hygiene is practiced. Bacteria are formed from food particles left inside the mouth especially in between the teeth and gum lines. Plaque is being formed from bacteria that cause gums to irritate and inflamed, resulting in swollen gums and gum infection. When more food particles are stuck in between the teeth and the gums, the risk for gum infection increases.

To avoid gum infection, proper oral hygiene must be observed, however regular brushing and flossing are not enough to be prevented from bacteria. When plaque is allowed to build up and hardened into tartar, dental professional cleanings are recommended to remove it. Thus regular dental visit for check-ups and dental cleanings should be included in your daily oral care regimen; poor oral hygiene must have no room in your health. It will only increase the risk of getting a gum infection and gum disease.

Preventing Receding Gums And Stopping Its Progression To Periodontitis:

One of the common dental health condition that is described by persistent bleeding, swelling, and reddening of gums known as receding gums which affects a lot of individuals. It is one of the early signs and symptoms of Periodontitis which is a more serious gum disease. If left untreated it may lead to tooth loss and other medical conditions such as heart attack, stroke, and respiratory diseases and for premature or underweight babies can be experienced also by pregnant women.

As an early symptom of gum disease, receding gums can be prevented. Preventing and treating receding gums is not only achieving relief and discomfort from the pain it brings but also achieving healthy gums and teeth. Remember that the gums support the teeth and having receding gums may lead to the sensitive tooth or worse is tooth loss.

It is very important to pay close attention to your oral health hygiene, brush and floss daily for it will prevent bacteria to build up. Preventing receding gums stops the development of Periodontitis. If you are experiencing severe receding gums, you need to see your dentist for professional recommendations and treatment.


Nasir Taimoori

Nasir Taimoori is a freelance journalist working for different digital publications. He writes on various social, national and international issues. He also has an interest in translation. If you want to contribute or share anything, feel free to contact us:

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