A healthy mouth is key to a healthy body. Amazingly, up to 80% of the population unknowingly has some form of gum infection. And yet, just by thorough daily brushing and flossing, you can remove these germs and help prevent gum disease.

Gum disease, or periodontitis, is characterised by a persistent bacterial infection surrounding one tooth or several teeth. In the early stages, gum disease causes little discomfort and produces few obvious symptoms. However, when periodontal disease is not treated, it will spread and compromise the gums, teeth and bone. It can also lead to heart disease and strokes, as well as complications in diabetes and pregnancy.

Keep Your Mouth Healthy

The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good, daily tooth-brushing and flossing techniques. Periodontal disease and decay are both caused by bacterial plaque.

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What is Gum Disease?

With more than two-thirds of all adults showing some form of gum inflammation, gum disease is one of the most common infections affecting people today.

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Preventing Gum Disease

The best way to prevent gum disease is effective daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular professional examinations and cleaning.

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